Composed across four continents while travelling through thirty countries, Tomi Allen’s debut album, Abstract Echoes of the Mind and Soul, has something for everyone - beach vibes, psychedelic soundscapes, screaming guitar solos, and warm, playful harmonies.
The easy grooving opener ‘Shine On Me’ warms the air with a tropical pulse, then clouds roll in as ‘On The Shelf’ takes over and the boat starts to rock. In its wake the powerful but conflicted lullaby ‘Tangled Web’ emerges plucking heartstrings and cries for rest. But Allen doesn’t dwell in darkness. He lifts listeners back up with ‘A Ridiculous Dreamer’, a bumpin' party track with funky hooks and wah-wah guitar work. Continuing the journey, Dinuk Wijeratne (2016 JUNO winner) takes an unexpected detour on ‘Tree of Dreams’ where dreams and reality clash. To close, Allen lets you know he has arrived and will be going again with ‘Beyond The Horizon’ a philosophical roots reggae jam with pensive lyrics, unhinged guitar, and a wanderer’s lust for more.
Featuring ten original songs and a Brazilian twist to a Beatles classic, Tomi Allen brings his dreams and adventures to life with musicians Dave Mendel, Vince Pettipas, Adam Hewey, and backing vocalists Samm Splash and Leanne Hoffman. Mixed and mastered by Harry Manx's go-to engineer Wynn Gogol with pre-production guidance from Dutch Robinson.
All songs written and produced by Tomi Allen, except With Some Help From My Friends written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon, arranged by Tomi Allen.
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