Tomm's highly anticipated new album "ATLAS" takes listeners on a conceptual journey across vast desert landscapes. A nine-track collection bursting with atmosphere, emotion, and musical evolution, "ATLAS" invites us into Tomm's soulful vision of the desert rock genre.
The album opens with "Mr. Hyde," gently transporting us into Tomm's world with a twinkling guitar ambiance and subtle keys. We feel the heat of the sun as the dunes roll endlessly before us. Tomm's weathered vocals then emerge, a discovery beckoning us further into his sonic storytelling. Beyond the lyrics, a mood of discovery sets the stage for what's to come on this intriguing trip. The tempo picks up with "Love Potion," shimmering guitars dancing across the mix under brisk drums. Tomm's smooth vocal runs flow effortlessly as the playing dazzles. A fun energy infuses the tune with life, refreshment, and motivation to carry on.
This energy continues on the vibrant "Kintsugi," a sweet tune that makes us want to dance in the desert sun. Ambient textures transport us deeper before releasing us recharged. "From Medicine To Drug" takes a mysterious turn with its spare percussion and haunting lead work. The acoustic guitar carries the incredible melodies of "The Legend of The Mothman," subtly becoming more expansive. Electric guitars emerge gloriously at the end to add a flavorful climax. Tomm's ethereal vocals float hazily over the dreamy synth textures and guitars of "It’s Just Blood." Pulled into a cathartic haze, though upbeat, it soothes the soul.
Velvety smoothness saturates "The Liver is The Cock’s Comb," hypnotic vocals achieving stunning balance. Chilled and soothing, it lifts our spirits high as birds on the thermals. Infectious grooves drive the playful "Whatever," effect-infused vocals coloring the fun. Breaking into uncharted territories, it renews our sense of adventure and possibility. The closing track "Dr. Jekyll" unites all elements over its epic runtime. Stirring sounds represent the full journey from opening to climax, leaving you uplifted. Self-awakening emerges from navigating life's big desert, horizons are vastly expanded both sonically and conceptually across this masterful album.
Striking the perfect balance of atmosphere, melody, emotion, and evolution over its nine tracks, "ATLAS" is a splendid achievement from Tomm. A breathtaking sonic voyage inviting deep immersion, it rewards us with insight, spiritual refreshment, and joyous discovery around every turn. Leaving us feeling more whole from having accompanied Tomm across his sands, "ATLAS" is desert rock reimagined at its finest.
If you're looking for a beautifully crafted desert rock album to get lost in, I highly recommend streaming Tomm's "ATLAS" on Spotify. Tomm pours so much of himself into his artistry - his social media acts as a window into his creative process. So follow the talented Tomm on social media to always stay updated.