Summer Madness

by Nights On Venus

Released 2014
Excellent Sky Records
Released 2014
Excellent Sky Records
Smooth, atmospheric, hypnotic, elegant, and ethereal are all words that have been used to describe the instrumental music of Nights on Venus and the new release - a remake of Kool and the Gang's classic instrumental, "Summer Madness" - is no exception.
NOTES
"Summer Madness" was originally recorded by Kool and the Gang and can be found on their album "Light Of Worlds" from 1974. What I've tried to do in covering this song is retain the feel and vibe of the original while offering up my own take on this classic on its 40th anniversary with the addition of piano and vibes. First of all, I've always loved this song and in recording it, I've stayed as close to the original as possible. It is the single and advance track from the upcoming 4th album by Nights on Venus, "Perspective," which will be released in November of 2014.

Recording information: Recorded during April, 2014 at the 'Cave Recording Studio, Golden, Colorado, Craig C. Thomas - all instruments, engineering and production
Mastered by Brian Hazard at Resonance Mastering, Huntington Beach, California
Cover artwork by CCT

“Nights On Venus just released a new single, “Summer Madness”. This slow, instrumental piece relies on creating an ever-changing moody atmosphere to relax and calm you. With slower, jazzier ambiance that collectively builds throughout, this well done Nights On Venus release is one for the crowd that likes to slow dance and take it easy when listening to music.” - Curt Dennis, Bluestribute.net (May 28, 2014)

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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.

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