With the hustle and bustle of holidays coming and going I barely had a chance to talk with someone that I’ve grown extremely fond of over the past few years. The man behind the Seattle based Ethereal Delusions, the one and only Jon Thompson. He’s made a prominent name for his brand over the past while and I am delighted to give to you a brief rundown of what makes a man.. er, robotman?
Ethereal Delusions is the work of Jon Thomson. Jon is a musician, visual artist and mastering engineer. A lifelong passion for music has translated into the neon soaked sounds of today. Based in Corvallis, OR, USA, Jon has trained extensively under the direction of Dr. Dana Reason and improv jazz guitarist extraordinaire Michael Gamble. Jon works to combine his affection for 80s music and sci-fi with his love of modern hip hop, progressive rock and electronic music.
We’ll start first with his gear and tool rundown and influences
Fl Studio for composition and live performance
Custom built PC w/ Core i7 7700k in studio
Asus Zenbook Pro live
M Audio Oxygen49 for playing live and composing
Focusrite 18i8 interface for studio and live, spare 2i2 in case of issues
Novation Launchpad for triggering
Arturia V Collection
Waves processing and effects
Fabfilter Processing effects
Progressive Rock like Rush, King Crimson, YES, Spock’s Beard, Marillion, Porcupine Tree and Steven Wilson
Hip Hop producers like Mike Will Made It, MetroBoomin, and Zeytoven
Progressive metal like Dream Theater, Nightwish, Opeth, Kamelot, Dimmu Borgir, Tesseract and Katatonia
Neo-Classical and Film composers like Ludovico Einaudi, Ólöf Arnalds, Max Richter and Hans Zimmer.
Science Fiction like 2001 A Space Odyssey, Alien, Terminator and Star Trek The Next Generation
As you can see it’s a lot of the same things that a lot of artists in the scene are using, you as a reader may have a project in FL Studio open with a very similar looking template!
That may be where the similarities end as the sound shaping possibilities are endless. As well, the influences are varied including everything from hip hop to progressive rock.
Keeping in the holiday spirit peep this awesome track here:
Multifaceted, very chill person.
Internet Links and Social Links:
Official Website: Etherealdelusions.com
And today he is releasing this very fine piece of work!
Super dark, very wintery, get you right in the mood to burn some churches, sip some hot cocoa, and chill out.
check it out on his page and our youtube page!