Sleeping Thunder cites as main artistic influences the popular jazz legend, Paul Winter, the gurus of experimental and psychedelic rock, Tangerine Dream, and multi-instrumentalist and grammy-award-winning composer and performer, “Weird” Al Yankovic. While certain elements of creativity and ingenuity appear in the works of these artists and also in the multifarious sounds of “Still Lost, in Thought,” Sleeping Thunder's LP is a collection bearing great individuality and character, and cannot be described in derivations.
Asked to explain any inherent themes, motifs and messages in “Still Lost, in Thought,” Sleeping Thunder writes that “It's OK to be yourself. Explore. Even if you stumble and get a little scraped up, you could find something to make it worth the trouble.”
Much of the color and adventure of “Still Lost...” may be glimpsed by merely reading the names of the thirteen songs included on the LP: “Out on a Limb,” “Stormy,” “Have Faith,” “Midnight,” “Pyramids,” “King's Messenger,” “Blue Agate,” “Raptor,” “Damnit,” “Zombie Waltz,” “A Pond,” “T'kumasey,” and “Ta Dee.”
Sleeping Thunder's official bio describes him as a New-England-based artist inspired by hiking and kayaking trips. He plays keyboard, woodwind, recycled percussion, and uses real nature sounds. He also does photography and makes necklaces. His English and French family line can be traced to the Mayflower and to Jamestown, but interestingly includes no Native American heritage.
“Still Lost, in Thought” by Sleeping Thunder is available online worldwide beginning 15 July 2014.
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