Dan Miñoza & Mystified – Sun Drop Split


Dan Miñoza & Mystified

“Sun Drop Split”

Thomas Park has been involved with music for his entire life. He was trained in classical and jazz music as a teenager, and played the trombone and piano. His listening habits changed in the late 1980’s, and Thomas became interested in electronic music. After several years of writing techno as the band AutoCad, Thomas was fortunate enough to collaborate with Robin Storey of Rapoon. This project helped Thomas to evolve into the ambient / drone band Mystified. Mystified has found considerable success, both through online and physical releases, and is known for being proficient, creative and prolific. The music of Mystified is mainly of an atmospheric nature. Sometimes for Thomas less is more, making his music ideal for listening while working, sleeping or doing other things. The music of Mystified especially explores texture, consistency, and a type of variety that could be called subtle. This is not the utopian ambient of the typical soundscape artist. It is serious music for serious people. Mystified music has found many purposes, including scores for films, online and terrestrial radio shows, festivals of aesthetic, political, and other varieties, informational cd-roms, spots on many scores of compilations, and quite a few independent releases.

“One of the best things about the electronic music scene today is the propensity of artists to collaborate and create fusions of styles that have never existed before. The thought of such diverse talents as Dan Miñoza and Thomas Park coming together to make music was enough to seriously pique my interest, and the results were beyond what I even imagined. This is world class ambient music, certainly with a nod or two to the masters of the genre, but with a sensibility and perspective all its own. Deep, majestic sound design combines with serie drones and what I can only describe as esoteric melodies, forming a moody yet beautiful sonic melange. As I listen I imagine a cauldron boiling over with strange vapors filling the space, spirits floating through the haze at the corner of of my eye a sense that another world is right around the corner if only I could stretch my vision a tiny bit further. Truly the kind of ambient music I love to listen to, with just a tinge of spookiness but nevertheless a soothing and fulfilling ride from end to end. Delightful work by two masters of the genre.”
Darrel Burgan (StillStream Net Radio)

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