Another Day in Paradox

by Nights On Venus

Released 2013
Excellent Sky Records
Released 2013
Excellent Sky Records
13 Indie/Ether rock instrumentals on everyday life and life in the American West. Less ambient, more uptempo pop/rock than its predecessors, but still spacy with plenty of surf guitar twang, electronica, and touches of jazz. Perfect for long road trips.
Official release date 18 June 2013
Produced and Engineered by Craig C. Thomas
Recorded and Mixed at the Mancave Recording Studio, Golden, Colorado, from June - December, 2012
Nights on Venus is: Craig "Professor" Thomas - keyboards, guitars, bass and programming
Mastered by Brian Hazard at Resonance Mastering, Huntington Beach, California
Front cover photograph: "Speer Tunnel" by Rob Hurst
Album design & artwork by Craig
Additional photos by JR Claiborn, Erin Foley, iWitness, Denver Post
All songs written by Craig C. Thomas
© 2013 Excellent Sky Records / Nights on Venus Music / Craig C. Thomas. All rights reserved.


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Hello and welcome to the official site for Nights on Venus. Here you can find the latest news on what I'm up to these days, updated on a weekly basis. 

5/12/2019: Well, not quite on a weekly basis... We're into May now. Happy Mother's Day!... and hope everyone is having a great Sunday and weekend.

New song up on SoundCloud, the mastered demo for "Moon of the Bird" which features the Novachord virtual synth and "Lina", the new guitar - a Backlund Katalina. Much more electronic, as is the entire album in progress. But "Moon of the Bird"... what does that mean?

The story of how this song came to be titled goes back to a Saturday afternoon in the legendary Little Bear Saloon in Evergreen and a flyer that was stapled on one of the wooden posts in there. Erin (Shmoopy) said something about the band flyer, "what is that?... moon of the bird?" and I leaned in and looked at it closely and said, "Oh, it's Wounded Bird", but the title stuck 'cause we both thought it was kind of funny. No, we were not smoking anything beforehand. So here you go... this one's for you Wounded Bird, whoever you are.

Currently I'm working on my upcoming 6th full-length album, "Late Night Meditations In/On Suburbia", which is slated for release later this year. I'm shooting for November.

On the home page you'll find the SoundCloud player with excerpts and mastered demos of some of the completed songs that will be on the album as it starts coming together. 

The playlist above is powered by CD Baby as is the Music page and you can find all of Nights on Venus' music there, available for download. Along with other online music sources, such as Apple iTunes and Amazon MP3, and Bandcamp. Streaming as well... (Spotify, Tidal, Apple Music).

This playlist features 16 songs from NoV which serve as a good introduction to my music - a sort of "greatest hits" compilation so to speak... so far.

And hey, thanks for stopping by!