The years 2010, and 2011 would see Mike prolifically release three albums that blended experimental ambient electronic elements with melodic hook driven Indie rock. These recordings began in South Florida and have become known as Mike's "Miami trilogy". As 2013 approached, with the experimental trilogy of albums behind him, the time seemed right for a return to a more straight ahead organic sounding rock album. For Mike's 8th proper studio album, “La douleur exquise”, gone away are the synthesizers and electronic beats. Instead, listeners can expect to find a much more traditional rock band setting and approach. However, what separates this new album from any previous Mike Thomas release is the fact that just about every song features really big, lush, moody, angelic orchestral string arrangements. This new album is a perfect blend of Mike Thomas’s Beatle-esque inspired Indie/Alt rock, except with the added bonus of the gorgeous sounding orchestral strings. It's an album that Mike really poured his heart and soul into. Not only did Mike sing all the parts and play all of the instruments on this new release, but he also recorded and produced the album as well! Mike really is the complete package, as far as being the consummate music maker with this album. From the beginning, germination of the songwriting process all the way through to the finished mixed and mastered song, Mike was there executing every step with precision, determination, passion, and a love for the music.
La douleur exquise
The new full length album from Mike Thomas
February 11,2013 UK
Copyright 2013 for Hey Larry Records
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released 12 February 2013
Produced and recorded by Mike Thomas.
All songs written by Mike Thomas, except tracks 2 and 4, Words by Jason Lamoureux, Music by Mike Thomas
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