For the first album of this new year on Hibernate, we are proud to present Good Weather For An Airstrike's 'Underneath The Stars'. The man behind the project is Tom Honey from Hampshire in the UK, who started recording at the beginning of 2009. His work is influenced by the many post-rock and ambient sub-genres and particularly by artists such as Sigur Ros, Eluvium, Hammock and Stars Of The Lid.
Tom has previously released EPs through Rural Colours and Sonic Reverie as well as a self released CDr and an album on his own Hawk Moon imprint. His work draws on all of his musical influences and presents itself as a rich tapestry of lulling drones that hints at a diluted form of post-rock. It is deliberately soothing as Tom originally set up his Good Weather For An Airstrike to help ease the tinnitus problems he suffers from.
'Underneath The Stars' is perhaps his most accomplished work yet, melding dreamy strings with hints of fragmented guitar tone, soft drones and a set of subtle field recordings. We are told that Tom used more field recordings in 'Underneath The Stars' than in any of his previous projects and in the opening two tracks you can easily discern the rumble of thunder and the pitter patter of raindrops.
A glance at the track titles and you'll guess that conceptually this album is loosely based around sleep patterns. Again, this has come about from the original intention behind Good Weather For An Airstrike - to help ease tinnitus and induce a relaxed state amongst the listener. Not all of the titles are simple sleep pattern reference points however - the moments in between give space for interpretation
and allow the mind to wander.
Throughout this coming new year, the work of Good Weather For An Airstrike intends to extend to the live scene as well as a forthcoming split album with Inachus. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy exploring this heady collection of detailed pieces.
released 13 January 2012
Written and recorded by Tom Honey.
Additional Guitars on "Another Way Out" by Rob Honey.
The Good Weather For An Airstrike project was initially conceived at the beginning of 2009 to help Tom Honey alleviate the
issues caused by suffering from tinnitus, which causes a ringing sensation in the ear and can often result in difficulty sleeping. The idea was to create a collection of relaxing sounds which would help induce sleep....more