Tea Drones is a foray into the hypnotic world of the drone. A world where melody is redundant and texture is key. If sound could have a colour the names of these excursions are what I imagine it might be like.
The album came to me in middle of 2013 whilst I was working at a call center in Canberra, Australia. During my morning and afternoon tea breaks I was often found staring at my iPhone working furiously in NanoStudio. Escaping the corporate world. Experimenting. Coming to grips with the concept of making music with just a touch screen.
The original sketches stayed untouched for a further two years until I regained the love I needed to bring them into the wider world. I imported all of the NanoStudio rendered audio into Ableton and gave them the warmth and shine I felt they deserved.
released December 19, 2015
Special thanks to Sarah for tolerating my absences during the polishing process and to John Tocher for his support.
Crystal Dreams is the brain child of musician and keyboard player Joel Sutton who is based in Melbourne, AU. Joel brings
together tracks in both the ambient and new age genres using a combination of analog synthesizer sounds and traditional new age sounds. The end results are a blend of melodic relaxation journeys and meditative ambient landscapes all with a strong emphasis on improvisation....more