a good place to be

“If there’s one thing I love, it’s ambient (or even —dreaded term — “easy listening”) albums that are deceptively simple on the surface but feature complexities and subtleties that emerge with close listening. This album strikes me just that way: casual listeners could easily mistake this for wallpaper music or for some kind of ambient-jazz fusion, but those who stop and pay closer attention will hear unsettled gestures lurking beneath the birdsongs and the lush textures. And yet the overall feel is one of uplift rather than disturbance. And his piano chops serve the mood rather than drawing attention to themselves. I’m very impressed.”
Rick Anderson / All Music Guide : CD Hotlist

“Just had my first listen to the new (long overdue) album from Tom Green’s Another Fine Day project and was completely captivated. The record has beautiful echoes & resonances of Bill Evans, Brian Eno & Harold Budd but is still uniquely Tom’s creation. It may sound trite to say it but I’m going to anyway: They don’t make ambient music like this anymore and we are all the poorer for it. In it’s own quiet way, this release is cause for much celebration by fans of music that is both lovely AND substantial.
Let’s hope we don’t have to wait so long for the next one” 
Bob Duskis / Six Degrees

audio interview with John Diliberto at Echoes here http://echoes.org/2015/05/29/another-fine-day-in-echoes-podcast/

 

“British DJ, producer and musician Tom Green’s choice of pseudonym says it well – Another Fine Day makes music that’s positive, relaxed and clear of mind. Even though his AFD discography is small – just three original albums – he was there in the early 90’s when ambient was morphing into chillout as it found a new lease of life via the electronic dance scene. A Good Place To Be is his first album of new AFD material in 15 years, hovering somewhere in the spaces between jazz, ambient and modern lounge. It’s an eclectic, ethereal wonder and a very welcome return.

Green loves jazz and he’s absolutely fantastic on the piano. He also loves the ringing tones of the mbira, a xylophone-type instrument that he blends effortlessly into the tapestry of several tracks including “Dream Of Seals” and “Child’s Play”. Some pieces have an easily recognisable jazz trio sound – drum brushes, piano and double bass – but it’s his sense of space and lightness of touch that takes them into ambient territory. Throughout the album there’s this complex weave of melodies going on, as he drifts back and forth between improvisations and more anchored themes.

A Good Place To Be also shows he has mastered a sense of flow, the true art of the album. I was more than half way through “That Path”, for example, before I realised he’d segued into beatless Harold Budd piano territory without me even noticing. On repeated listens the subtle use of synthesised tones and electronic beats becomes more impressive, as does the intricacy that’s never pretentious. This is breezy feel-good music that offers simple pleasures with complex layers. Welcome back, Mr Green.”

http://www.ambientmusicguide.com/pages/features/bestOf2015.php#AGoodPlaceToBe

“Subtle, engaging, pushing the envelope of innovation … very good”
Lloyd Barde

 

“Even at these early stages of release, Another Fine Days’ new album A Good Place To Be obviously has the heavyweight staying power to become another cult classic in the lighter and more delicate styles of the ambient and downtempo music genres.”: Kymatix


“A true master piece that sounds both effortless, intricate and delicate at the same time.”
http://www.moensterhed.info/another-fine-day-a-good-place-to-be/

“Interchill has just released its newest prize, and it’s wonderful.”
http://oem-radio.org/2015/04/30/another-fine-day-a-good-place-to-be/

“….be it classed as chill-out, downtempo, lounge or simply instrumental, Tom does a great job sticking to the basics and making something great, that will undoubtedly stick around for years to come.” A Strangely Isolated Place

“By comparison with many other contemporary ambient album releases, the sophistication of the geometry of sound is like luxuriating in the State rooms of Consciousness!” Darren Sanghita


~ RADIO PLAY / PRESS~

Lovecast : Beat Conscious Radio : DI:FM : All Music Guide/CD Hotlist
Le Planete Bleu : Radio Libertaire : Echoes


“Gorgeous album … thank you for supporting music like this…”
Amani Friend / Desert Dwellers

“Loved the album , I was always a fan of Tom’s stuff and expected it to be really good , just a really well made and evolving / inspiring piece of composition. Its great release and the sound of the entire album is really about as good as you will find .”
Ishq

“Such a well crafted album with immense beauty. Loving it”
Supercozi

“This album speaks to me on every level. Its mature, expertly-crafted musical gems
exude inexhaustible listenablity. Hooked.”
Dimm Summer / High Chai Recordings

“A beautifully rendered soundscape of subtle and sophisticated songs on the new jazz and ambient edge – a fine upgrade to any music aficionados life soundtrack.”
Delvin Solkinson / COSM

“I lost track of the times I caught myself saying Man, this is sweet! After the higher energy of some of the recent Interchill releases, Another Fine Day is a delightful change of pace: sweet solemn, meditative … just the thing for your next de-stressing session. Delighted with this one!”
DJ Madame Fly / Beat Conscious Radio

sources – http://www.triskelemanagement.com/promotion/interchill/afd/reviewsafd.html

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