Release Date: February
Tom Eaton’s latest release. The title comes from the Dutch. It is actually two
words combined, "Abend" is evening and "Dromen" is dreams.
Tom is a very busy producer collaborating constantly with Will Ackerman in his
Imaginary Road Studios to help New Age artists find their sound. Somehow he
found the time in December 2015 and January 2016 to get this recording
This is an album about dreaming and the different forms
it can take on a daily basis. Some sweep you away from reality and some become
reality. Listen to the music and create your dreams.
Tom composed, mixed, mastered, engineered and produced the
recording using textural electric guitars, fretted and fretless basses,
synthesizers and piano miniatures. All the piano, keyboards, guitars, basses
and percussion where played by the artist making this a true “solo” work.
The ever important opening track draws the curtain back
and sets the tone for any recording. And Tom introduces his style of music
perfectly by easing you into his world with “Sunday-Slow Rotations.” It is
atmospheric and features ambient textures with keyboards floating on top,
promoting the traditional day of rest. It is the face of magnificence and
elegance found in music all packaged in one track. The elements of new age and
classical are injected with some ambient chill to make for delectable treat for
Oddly enough “Monday-Midwinter” is exactly where we are
at in the northeast. Usually every year we have those nightmare days with the
weather but it has been a winter only imagined by those hoping for warming
temperatures and a lot less snow and ice. That dream came true.
“Tuesday-The Compass” is one of my preferred tracks. It
reminded me of some of my favorite artists over the years like Tangerine Dream
(Le Parc). The dreamy floating on
cloud effect is there except the pace picks up a bit more right at the start.
There is lovely melody weaved into the fabric of this track. It has inspired me
to start listening to some of my favorite music again that I have not heard in
so long. Tangerine Dream, Jean Michel Jarre and Mike Oldfield come to mind
right away. The compass showed me the way.
I think the one track I could relate to most was “Friday-Patience.”
The saying T.G.I.F. comes to mind and how you need to be patient and work your
way through the day looking forward to the weekend to do what you really desire.
It does require patience to make it through to Friday each week, some weeks
require more than others. That is how the title hit me and the music felt right
as well. The pace is even and peaceful while carrying the hope of a new day
right around the corner.
knew Tom Eaton was an incredibly talented producer and now I know for certain
that the music is in every molecule of his being. With Abendromen his gives proof positive that his fingers hold the key to
capturing the imagination of an audience in desperate need of unwinding and
appreciating a relaxing atmosphere to decompress. It worked for me.
Key Tracks: Monday-Slow Rotations, Friday-Patience,
01. Sunday: Slow Rotations
02. Monday: Midwinter
03. Tuesday: The Compass
04. Wednesday: In Stillness
05. Thursday: For Orion
06. Friday: Patience
07. Saturday: Long Lonely Light
08. Wednesday Night
09. The Eighth Day
10. Saturday Night
Hannaleck- New Age Music Reviews Founder
February 27, 2016
Provided By New Age Music Reviews