“The unsettling environment birthed in Incineration Ceremony is unnervingly sophisticated and hauntingly probing. DOYLE’s well-conceived and executed compositions reveal endless archetypes fleeing, battling, embracing, and questioning life’s thirsty end. Enjoy the scars.” – Northwest Music Scene
Incineration Ceremony is the cinematic solo offering from multi-instrumentalist, song writer, and audio engineer THOMAS ANDREW DOYLE (TAD, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, Hog Molly).
The adventurous nine-track recording is a return to roots of sorts for DOYLE. Spending his formative years in music playing in jazz clubs while attending school studying classical and jazz music at Boise State University, DOYLE comes forth with a symphonic take on what is going on in his head. Spawned from the dark and dreary recesses of DOYLE’s psyche comes an immense sound of textures, rhythms, and material suitable for film and standalone listening, disquieting all who are within an earshot.
People familiar with DOYLE’s manifestations should expect the unexpected. DOYLE’s entry into the world of symphonic composition is no novice beginner’s attempt. Incineration Ceremony is a musical journeyman’s expression that is genuine, heartfelt, honest, uncompromising, and authoritative.
DOYLE began working on this new project last year and as the work continued he became obsessed with writing and making the work come together. About the songs DOYLE shares, “It has been a very organic process of putting this all together and I have had so much fun in the process.” Guest musician friend and composer Peter Scartabello adds additional percussion on two tracks while the artwork and layout of friend Demian Johnston puts the mood of the record into a visual representation of some of the musical content.
“Yes, it’s cinematic in scope and invention but so was Helot, nearly (gulp) 30 years ago. Sure, there are more overt jazz influences than before, though the cohesion of unruly time signatures and challenging timbres is not a new thing for TAD in any sense. DOYLE, thankfully, is as brave and uncompromising as ever, in this, potentially the best thing you’ll hear all year.” – Reprobate Magazine UK