by Nights On Venus

Released 2015
Excellent Sky Records
Released 2015
Excellent Sky Records
This uplifting 4-song EP is a further exploration of the ethereal, atmospheric pop/rock instrumentals that NoV is known for with a little more punch added this time. Features the ballad "For All the Afterthoughts".
Official release date 08 July 2015
Produced and Engineered by Craig C. Thomas
Recorded and Mixed at the 'Cave Recording Studio, Golden, Colorado, February-June, 2015
Nights on Venus is: Craig "Professor" Thomas - keyboards, guitars, bass and programming

Mastered by Brian Hazard at Resonance Mastering, Huntington Beach, California

Cover artwork - "St. George Slays the Dragon", photo of stained glass window from St. George's Hall, Liverpool, UK
Cover Design by CCT
All songs written by Craig C. Thomas
© 2015 Excellent Sky Records / Nights on Venus Music / Craig C. Thomas. All rights reserved.

'Santos'... Español for "saints". 'Saints among us'... When the material had come together for this EP, I happened to watch the Bill Murray movie "St. Vincent" and that's where the title comes from. I liked the idea of that combined with the image of St. George slaying the dragon, symbolically representing things that stand in our way as an obstacle, to be overcome, whether at the personal to the global level. The music itself... ethereal pop/rock instrumentals, maybe a bit more rockin' this time.


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Nights on Venus News

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!