Brand new album by Thunder Dreamer is the band's most fully realized and affecting work to-date. Capture finds the four piece in torch-bearing form. Even when the band are crafting a gleaming slice of Americana think Whiskeytown at their most opulent or Songs: Ohia's rollicking pomp the whole thing is underpinned by an overwhelming poignancy. Capture is a more complete and substantial gritty take on the great American songbook, with its arms and heart left open to all. The album was recorded by Mike Bridavsky (Magnolia Electric Co., Mac Demarco, Mount Eerie) at Russian Recording in Bloomington, IN and mastered by T.W. Walsh (David Bazan, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Julien Baker). Art direction and design by Aaron Tanner (Pixies, Ween).
For his third ECM release as a leader, Chris Potter presents a new acoustic quartet that naturally blends melodic rhapsody with rhythmic muscle. The group includes superlative musicians well known to followers of ECM’s many recordings from New York over the past decade: keyboardist David Virelles, bassist Joe Martin and drummer Marcus Gilmore, who each shine in addition to the leader on multiple horns. The Dreamer Is the Dream features Potter on tenor saxophone the instrument that has made him one of the most admired players of his generation in the striking opener “Heart in Hand” and such album highlights as “Yasodhara,” as well as on soprano sax (“Memory and Desire”) and bass clarinet (the title track).
"William Aura creates some of the dreamiest relaxation music this side of heaven". Since the late 70's he has been internationally recognized for his soothing New Age music. He resides in Ojai, CA and is a leader in his research of sound environments for healing and transformation. For William, music is the path to inner balance.