Category: Independent Releases

The category for all my music designed to be listened to instead of used in media (although these may overlap)

Extasis: Soothing, calming music for coping with tough times — an overview

Download or stream at these fine outlets: Google Play iHeartRadio MediaNet Deezer Apple Music iTunes On July 10, 2020 I released a new digital-only New Age/Ambient album, Extasis. This post provides a track-by-track overview of the new release. Lauds The opening track on the album, “Lauds,” was actually one of the latest ones I produced […]

Extasis Drops July 10

My new release Extasis will be available to download/stream in most music outlets July 10. Stylistically speaking, the new album is a follow-up to Circadia, and goes further down the ambient/new age path. Here’s a track list for the new album: Lauds Fragrance of a Future Sea For Deloras The Golden Hour Extasis Sleepless Dream […]

Single: COVID Mosh Pit

Please take a few minutes to check out my new single, “COVID Mosh Pit.” It’s sort of a nightmare scenario with a rocking beat. COVID Mosh Pit by Thisbrucesmith

Aquarian Eyes EP Reissue

I’ve reissued my EP Aquarian Eyes. It’s now available for sale exclusively at Bandcamp. Aquarian Eyes by Thisbrucesmith

Warts And All EP out now!

Warts And All, my five-track singer-songwriter EP, is now available exclusively at Bandcamp. Sample and buy here.

Warts And All EP Track-by-Track: Counting To A Million

The song “Counting To A Million” is the rocker of the EP. It’s also a very personal expression of acceptance and hope. When you’re in a certain place in life, like trying to overcome some obstacle or recover from an illness or addiction, it seems like the struggle will never end. In the song “If […]

Warts And All EP Track-by-Track: Cascades (Instrumental)

Back around 2006 or so, I was fooling around with this old Alvarez folk-classical guitar I used to own and got the idea to write and record some instrumental demos featuring the guitar. I had been working entirely with electronics and keyboards and wanted to change things up a bit. Warts And All by Thisbrucesmith […]

Warts And All EP Track-by-Track: If I Let It

The song “If I Let It” came about at a very low time in my life several years back. I had gotten into a rut of self-destructive thinking. I wasn’t eating well or getting any exercise. I had forgotten to focus on the things that are under my control: thinking, feeling, behavior and focus. I […]

Warts And All EP Track-by-Track: I Saw Godot

Obviously, this song was inspired by the Samuel Beckett play Waiting For Godot. I’ve never actually seen the play, but I have read the synopsis. It’s about two people who are waiting for someone who is never going to show up. Godot is a classic example of “theater of the absurd.” The phrase itself has […]

Thisbrucesmith "Warts And All" EP cover

Warts And All EP Track-by-Track: All The Super True Believers

In the run up to releasing my EP Warts And All, I’m writing a series of blog posts to give a little information about each track in the set. This first post talks about the opening track, “All The Super True Believers.” Warts And All by Thisbrucesmith Over the last several years, I’ve nosed around […]

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