Thomas Andrew Doyle – Forgotten Sciences (LP)
The latest work by Thomas Andrew Doyle (TAD, Brothers of the Sonic Cloth).
Forgotten Sciences is the seventh solo full-length by the Grunge Grandfather who brought us the bands TAD, the punk aesthetics of Hog Molly, and the heavier doom-metal of Brothers of the Sonic Cloth.
In this new release, Doyle flexes his musical prowess yet again with trail-blazing vocal styles in a never-before-utilized way. The result is Forgotten Sciences, intended as one sprawling, lengthy song – split into smaller tracks varyingly for these CD and LP releases. The lyrical content delves into the darker side of human existence, yet the underlying message is a positive one.
As the album progresses, one’s sense of time is suspended and gives way to tonal fractals of interwoven rhythms, melodies, and motifs. Doyle states, “This album is a note to self to stay in the moment and clear of the trappings of time. It is an affirmation that everything important happens in the present moment. Everything is an inside job, and there are no solutions to be found outside our indomitable spirit.”
Side A: The Illusion
Side B: The Truth