“[TAD] essentially takes the noise and intensity for which he’s known and reshapes it into an entirely new form. Cinematic and classical in its influence, Incineration Ceremony works in a scope and with a different instrumental context than anything he’s done before.” – The Obelisk
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). A musical journeyman’s expression that is genuine, heartfelt, honest, uncompromising, and authoritative, 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.
Out now and streaming via Yuggoth Records, today The Obelisk is hosting a special making of video at THIS LOCATION.
Issues the esteemed blog, “[Incineration Ceremony] shares many elements with soundtrack work and one might even hear it as a pitch to compose a score at some point down the line, and as he cites influences from Morricone to Mozart, dronescapes like ‘Asleep In Arrythmia’ and ‘Born Into Sorrow’ and the avant piano course of ‘Bio-Illogical Functions’ explore a corresponding breadth (and corresponding depths) that bring a new measure of context to DOYLE‘s artistic evolution. Some moments offer horror, some hypnotic immersion, but underneath Incineration Ceremony as a whole is that threat of something fiery, and the album never ceases to maintain that, no matter the direction of a given track or movement.”
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
“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