first up in our monthly feature of 2019 is tom blankenberg.
tom is a composer, producer and sound designer based in düsseldorf, germany.
on the 15th of february, he will release his debut album, atermus, on cd and vinyl as well as through digital services.
on atermus, the listener will find 13 exceptional, minimal, solo piano tracks, ranging from contemporary classical sounds to avant-garde elements with small touches of jazz.
blankenberg’s debut effort is without a doubt a fresh breeze in the new and popular genre we all like to address as neoclassical; especially because of the jazz atmosphere his piano playing style adds to the tracks. even for the more mellow tracks on the album, a playfulness can be heard in the way he approaches the piano, which makes the entire listening experience highly enjoyable. like a listener once said, “it’s like an impressionistic painting.”
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08 atermus / reprise
in connection with our feature, check tom blankenberg’s new video for the track “tori”.
atermus can be pre-ordered from tom blankenberg’s bandcamp.