Tom has been writing and performing solo instrumental/experimental guitar music since 2004. He has ceaselessly sought to deliver songs that are entirely natural and personal, yet equally passionate, thoughtful, memorable, and moving. Tom is devout in creating albums that are whole, capturing feelings by sound with great precision, and performing the songs live, just as they appear on the album, but with an energy and aura hardly matched by the recording counterpart. Tom considers that he will always be invested in this sound, a sound that perhaps embodies the many experiences and emotions one has in life, a "life guitar" sound.
Tom is a shoegazer at heart. His dynamic pedal-pushed "serious guitar music" could be described as rhythmically layered in dream-like nostalgia. Sometimes the sound may be unsettling or even feel almost ‘Orwellian’ and at other times it may be hopeful or even cathartic. His latest full-length album, Ministry of Affect [af-ekt, not uh-fekt], is a fuzz-laced and pitch-bending reflection of one’s experience navigating mood-hijacking paranoia. The album's surreal and blissful tension resembles the haunting tenor that saturates solitary explorations of non-bizarre delusions, ideas of reference, and speculations of a collective dystopian subconscious. ‘Ministry of Affect’ is recommended for fans of Roky Erickson, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and Krzysztof Penderecki. Side effects may include (but are not limited to) akathisia, mesmerism, and wistfulness.