CD: Tom Hagerman – 3 CD Bundle with Poster
This 3-pack of CDs contains all of Tom's solo albums:
1. The Breakfast Playground (2008)
2. Idle Creatures (new release)
3. Water Music (new release)
And a limited, numbered edition (of 100) signed poster featuring the artwork of Idle Creatures.
“Idle Creatures” (Cicero
Recordings, 2011) is Tom Hagerman's sophomore solo album. It is a record filled with music that is equally joyful,
despairing, precious, and absurd. The album features something of a piecemeal
indie chamber orchestra, which also includes an appearance by Austin's Tosca
String Quartet. It was recorded at various studios and homes in Colorado and
Texas and mixed in Portland, Oregon in-between writing, recording, and touring
with DeVotchKa. “Idle Creatures” is a record for fans of instrumental indie
and soundtrack music. If you like DeVotchKa, you will enjoy this all instrumental release.
In addition, Tom has completed an original score to the documentary film
"Where Have all the Mermaids Gone?" about commercial fishermen in
Montauk, New York. Selections from the score will be released as “Water Music”,
a full length album of ambient string noises, electronics, shoegazer guitars,
and folk elements mixed with Tom’s signature strings. It was recorded in the
dead of winter in an unheated garage in Denver, CO. “Water Music” will be
released concurrently with “Idle Creatures,” although they are vastly different
Playground, named for a children’s playground at a Denver mall, showcases Hagerman’s diverse talents through original
instrumentals performed almost entirely on his own.
Like the music of DeVotchKa, Hagerman’s songs have a dramatic,
cinematic quality, inviting listeners on a journey. The Breakfast Playground draws you into a world where toy pianos and
children’s voices mingle with soaring violin figures and accordion
rhythms. Definitely a world worth escaping (and listening) to.
Additional details on each of the albums can be found on their respective product pages.