Noel Brass Jr. is a composer/keyboardist based out of Seattle’s thriving musical landscape. He’s a founding member and leader of the improvising space-funk trio Afro Cop along with other side projects. His solo work is part ambient, part psychedelic, all soul. Influenced by early sci-fi soundtracks, film noir, and improvisation, his scenes are synth-lush and spliced, while dosed with mood changing textures, dystopic yet hopeful.
The collective consciousness of the current uncertainty brings up all types of questions, moods, and ideas. This track, “Quarantine Dreams”, is a contribution of inspiration from my current headspace with thought and reflection. Grateful for the surrounding community & all those involved in contributing to healing, empathy, understanding & love. Recorded at home on Sunday April 19, 2020 using Nord Stage + Looper.
With the Chapel closed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wayward Music Series moves from the concert hall to the living room. In place of our usual ten monthly concerts, Nonsequitur is commissioning ten Seattle artists each month to create a series of streaming audio sessions of previously unreleased material.