Review of ‘How It Happened’ by Tom Eaton
I am sure you have read or heard Tom Eaton’s name on several albums of your favorite musicians in various genres. Yes, he is the famous sound engineer, who rendered his expertise to many award-winning artists and enriched the experience for the listeners.
Well, how about an album from the man himself! Yes, ‘How It Happened’ is composed by Tom himself and it carries all his experience behind the scene and his own flavor of music, which is truly choicest and empyrean. It is like the hidden gem finally shone. (!)
Album Name: How It Happened
Artist Name: Tom Eaton
Total Time: 70:26
The album has eight tracks with middle-range and long ones. The whole album is like a sonic-bath of pristine quality and you will feel rejuvenated once you finish listening to it. You have a classic ambient music collection at your hand!
The album opens with ‘Ice’ setting the mood of the album, which is reflective and thought-provoking and takes you to ‘An Unexpected Opening’ where you see the possibilities and probabilities.
The title song offers a lot of introspection and emotive sensation and phases out very nicely at the end. I could notice the sound engineering skills of Tom regarding this very clearly and with great pleasure.
‘The Slow River’ is a masterpiece and truly deserve all the praise. It moves slowly like at the best possible sonic speed and takes you along on a gentle and peaceful journey. Ideal for meditation and relaxation.
‘Later, At Night, By The Lake’ is another beauty as it so relates to the previous track being thematically based on water and flow. I loved the pace and position of this track very much.
‘The Fog and The Lifting,’ as the name suggests, starts slowly but lifts the mood with the introduction of guitar.
You will notice the mastery and command of trade in the sequencing and selections of songs along with the liberty with which the tracks are named. This authority comes from years of experience and delivering quality service at the top level, and no wonder Tom has done that so many times.
The album is full of very gentle and soft music landscapes for easy listening and letting the listener unwind forgetting the ‘pushes’ and ‘pulls’ of daily life and ‘let go of.’
It is a very pleasant experience to give yourself to music and let it float you to fresh and comforting sonic dimensions. Tom’s album does that effortlessly and delivers a great experience.
I do wish to hear his music more often!
|An Unexpected Opening||07:58|
|Mk, And How It Happened||07:19|
|The Slow River||09:21|
|Later, At Night, By the Lake||06:58|
|The Fog and the Lifting||06:25|
|Until Her Eyelids Flutter Open||13:47|