On the Horizon by Tone Ranger
On the Horizon, the second release from Santa Fe-based producer Tone Ranger (AKA Alex Simon), is a vibrant collection of songs developed on dance floors in the American Southwest. Here, Simon continues his exploration of desert tones and timbres, this time bringing vocals and violins in with his signature alchemy of steel guitars, Western vinyl samples, and natural percussion.
On the Horizon is a glimpse of what is to come for this visionary producer as he carves a definitive path through the North American soundscape. It also represents an ever-deepening connection with the elements and with spirit, which resides dormant in a culture of material riches and relentless social maneuvering. This is music of radiance, not afraid to shine and integrate the shadows cast in that brightness. And above all, itâ€™s for you to feel, to move with, to dance to.