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Thomas Simon / Press

“NEW YORK: The documentary film Lucky Express: India’s Forgotten Train Kids will have its New York City film festival premiere at the Rated SR Film Festival on Saturday, March 15.”

“A Psychedelic Vortex from Thomas Simon: "...as digressive as Simon can be, his music can be amazingly catchy..." ”

"Simon’s intense guitar playing highlighted his performance. His instrument had an ominous, jungle-like sound, as if a tiger would burst through the stage at any moment." Deli Magazine, NYC

“Thomas Simon Brings His Kaleidoscopic, Psychedelic Sounds to the Gershwin Hotel...”

“CD Review: Thomas Simon – Monção: Haunting and hypnotic, Thomas Simon’s new album is a suite of eerie, mostly instrumental soundscapes evoking both Syd Barrett and David Gilmour-era Pink Floyd as well as Bauhaus and, when the ghostly melody begins to take a recognizable shape, Australian psychedelic legends the Church....”

“Thomas Simon is a New York City multi-media artist who has self-released several albums of stimulating soundtrack material that occupies an alternative space via an eerie progressive cross-breeding of goth and grunge. Born in Vienna, Austria, Simon embraces a world-beat approach to music by creating cinematically inspired compositions that know no bounds, even blending tabla and didgeridu into his darkly meditative concoctions. ”

“Viennese expat Thomas Simon closed the night on a frequently mesmerizing note with a long, practically seamless, improvisational set...”

“selected press clips, international.”

“Small Beast Lives! "...Thomas Simon was one of the earlier acts, playing solo on electric guitar with his usual labyrinth of effects pedals spanning the stage. This guy has more pedals than most orchestras have people, the result being that he often sounds like an orchestra, endless loops, waves and washes of sound reverberating through the mix. Kinetic and sometimes frenetic as he lunged and stabbed at his effects, firing off shuddering blasts of noise, eerily reverberating Syd Barrett-esque chords or gleefully macabre lead runs, he was a little more rock and a little less ambient this time than usual (he’s got a new album out with a full band behind him, which may explain a lot). In just under an hour onstage he managed to evoke Bauhaus, Pink Floyd, the Church, My Bloody Valentine and Philip Glass, sometimes within seconds of each other. It’s rare that a solo performer can be this interesting to watch." ”

“Small Beast on Life Support: One of the Year’s Best Rock Shows: ... Headliner Thomas Simon gets a lot of film work, so it’s no surprise that his shows have an enveloping, cinematic quality .... Simon pulls you in with a swirling vortex of a million guitar, keyboard and percussion textures. More than just a one-man band, he was a one-man orchestra, shifting from slowly swaying, blacklit soundscapes aloft on endlessly oscillating sonic ebbtides, to several vocal tunes. One stomped along on a memorably savage series of distorted chords straight out of the Dead Boys or Sham 69 catalog. Other times, he’d introduce a hypnotic beat and then build it methodically, with layers of guitar that roared, clanged, howled and blended into each other, sometimes gracefully winding down to where the whole thing started. If there’s ever another Alien movie, this is the guy who should get to do the score.”

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