Dark Edge of the Light
Thomas Itty's debut CD The Dark Edge Of The Light proves there's still great, original pop/rock music being made. A singer/songwriter in the tradition of Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Tom Petty, Jackson Browne and Bruce Springsteen, Thomas Itty's songs are intelligent and evocative. Thomas was born in India and spent his youth in the South Indian city of Bangalore. His songs have a maturity that suggests that the songwriter has been doing this for a while. Thomas Itty has been writing songs for over twenty years. 'I was about seventeen when I wrote my first song and I can still remember the wonder and excitement I felt at having found this ability within me,' he says. 'My best friend Krishna and I would get together and jam every night in the garage of my parents house. We were going to be as big as The Beatles...' The Dark Edge Of The Light can be considered a concept album. 'Once I decided on the title track, I looked for other songs I'd written which were complementary to it. I then changed some of them slightly to fit the overall mood of the album,' he says. As the title suggests, this is a collection of songs which explore the human condition - hope, despair, joy, sorrow, love, hate, faith, cynicism, death, life.... From the high-energy, twin-guitar driven opening track, New Millennium and the sleepy, acoustic, slice-of-life, Waiting, the unusual and very funky, Strange Days, the classic rock composition The Dark Edge Of The Light, to the lyrical masterpiece 121 South Highland Avenue, this is an album that grips the soul as only real art can.