One of my great, great loves is Science Fiction. Imagining other worlds, new species and technology is the greatest escape of all time.
This is the first album I’ve made in an attempt to capture some of that feeling. Also the first album to utilize an alias (Tomorrow Stops) to represent this sort of fantasy world-based composing.
During this time period (2011-2013), I discovered the great electronic film scores of 60's, 70's and 80's science fiction movies, as well as learning about the creation of those films in general. Crazy amounts of creative people working together to express a single idea is absolutely mind boggling. At its best the net result absorbing you into a completely new universe for 90+ minutes.
Of course the only picture I had to score to was in my head. Overall this album merely represents the idea that a story could exist, not so much a specific plot to one. I was really keen on the idea of a spaceman traveling alone.
Production wise, I was at the height of my obsession with vintage analog synthesizers and the use of ‘real’ instruments. I played every instrument myself and quantized the shit out of it (as best I could at the time anyways) in Protools. Real drums, a Rhodes, a Prophet 5 and Moog Voyager were the basis of most tracks. I was also basically figuring out how to record and mix music as I went along. Ha.
Todd helped me record drums at a real studio. Jeremy played some super groovy bass. Pat made everything sound normal. The mind-blowingly badass cool artwork was created by the ever masterful and lovely Gavin.
released April 17, 2013
Composed by Nate Johnson
- Drums on tracks 2, 3, 4, & 6 recorded by Todd Hutchisen @ Acadia Recording Co. Portland, Maine www.acadiarecording.com
- All other instruments recorded + mixed by Nate Johnson