Rather ethereal and texture-based, Tom Hall’s music is structured around melodic lines, seemingly floating upon drone-like clouds.
More specifically, this two-track album presents a musical reflection about the relation between a human being and his living environment, and about the process of spiritually assimilating to a new space and new culture. As someone who left rural Australia to live in a megalopolis, Tom is particularly sensitive to the concept of “surround”.
Fervor represents a sort of emotional short circuit, a liberating moment after years of creative block.
This is environmental-based music without being ambient music; it presents a strong sense of construction, and yet it favors circularity to linear development, as if accompanying the composer in his spiritual quest for a center, and for a balance with the surrounding space.
Fervor comes with a MacOS/Windows application that reproduces visuals from “Only the hunted know” in always different ways.
Fervor is a music of exposed circuitry – a sprawling analogy to the very circuits that power each individual instrument. Synthesisers intersect eachother tentatively, the resultant melodies forming only the faintest outlines of their future selves, straddling a strange line between the melancholy and promise. – ATTN:Magazine