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Brett Gleason


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Combining the intimacy of a piano based singer-songwriter with dark electronics and jazz harmonics: Brett Gleason’s music has been called ‘revolutionary’ and garnered comparisons to diverse artists like Trent Reznor, Tori Amos and Depeche Mode.

From Brooklyn, NY by way of Long Island, Brett Gleason’s early life was hampered by a severe speech impediment, leading to a solitary childhood immersed in the arts. His struggle to communicate led to a mastery of multiple instruments and a fiction degree from the New School University in NYC. Both an out gay artist and bi-polar sufferer, Gleason knows what it’s like to live a life of intensity outside the mainstream and his music reflects this.

Created with a vow to play all instruments and self-produce every detail, Brett’s operatic work is both aggressive and vulnerable, abrasive yet beautiful with an emphasis on his classical piano and literary background. His first full length record came out May 6th, 2014.


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  • KageNaraku

    Well this is interesting.

    21 Sep 2010 Reply
  • AntiBrad

    I am actually not a fan of NIN/Trent Reznor so maybe there's a point to be made here. While Brett Gleason may have the intensity of Trent Reznor; he is not Trent. Brett has a greater quality to his music stylings and is a better lyricist. People will always compare, but I hear more individualism here. IMHO.

    8 Feb 2010 Reply
  • lazybearkhoa

    Brett Gleason is fantastic! His emotional lyrics combined with his elegantly somber voice is superb. I can see it's very well done with his risque unique musical composition. Presents a very great yet different sound that haven't heard in a long time.

    6 Feb 2010 Reply
  • BrettGleason

    Thanks for the thoughts Mr. RR but I'm not really looking to rip off Trent Reznor, as amazing as he is. The soundscapes of my music are influenced by NIN but I'm going for a much softer approach with a more singer/songwriter composition style. So, yes, comparing F & F to a song like 'The Becoming' won't quite fly...

    6 Feb 2010 Reply
  • ReissyReiss

    I had to give it a few listens, and yes, this is teriible. I don't believe Trent Reznor deserves mentioning on the same page as this trash. That fooled and futile sounds like a cheap mockery of the masterpiece; The Becoming, by NIN, which I just have to play now to relieve myslef of this wretched experience, like escaping from a stuffy room you have been into for too long and then enjoying the cool breeze.

    6 Feb 2010 Reply
  • soad9000

    maybe NIN fans will like it.... its pretty good just not in my tastes

    2 Aug 2009 Reply
  • b0tz

    I am in love with him!

    26 Jul 2009 Reply

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