Music Work

gigginFor over 10 years I have been performing, composing and mastering various projects of my own and for others.

In 2008 I wrote and recorded Cursed Legacy‘s Death of a Hero on an 8-track reel recorder. The small but humble beginnings of the band has lead me into the full-blown production of Lunar Isolation; a rock musical featuring many special guests. The first single “Time to Go” was released last year.

In 2017 I started my own ambient piano-driven solo album “Play it Over and  Start Again”  released under the moniker “Cask” releasing the first single BEDRIDDEN in that same year.

As a multi-instrumentalist and composer, I lend my hands to various bands and artists as a session musician, which has intertwined with my design career, designing for many of the projects I have created or those I have worked with.

I have privately offered a mastering service for a selection of artists, maintaining the highest dynamic range possible and refusing to bow into the loudness war that the modern music industry is facing.

Born in Scotland and now living in Australia, Cask J. Thomson is growing to be a large figure in the music world through his talents as a guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter, performer and mastering engineer. Cask first showcased his then-solo project Cursed Legacy and maintained a small but dedicated fan base with progressive concept album “Death of a Hero” in 2008. In 2016, Cursed Legacy announced “Lunar Isolation” which would see new permanent members and special guests like Kristian Jackson (saxophone), Alex Smith (Vocals, Moving Pictures) and co-written and produced by Timo Tolvanen.
In 2017 Cask released his debut album “Play it Over and Start Again” which featured predominantly piano-driven ballads. His heart is still set on progressive rock, however, with his opera “The Haunting of Arkaig” being released in 2018.
Working as a session musician for various Australian acts, Cask J. Thomson has found his way up the ladder of the music industry as a graphic designer and digital artist, designing many artworks for bands he has and hasn’t worked with as a musician.
Cask J. Thomson currently endorses M-Audio midi controllers, Steve Clayton Guitar accessories and LTD. Guitars
WHAT CRITICS ARE SAYING:
“Cask Thomson provides a unique and awe-inspiring way around the fret
board and his song writing skills are very impressive. Upon listening to his
tracks you tend to walk away and study the words in your head. It is very
understandable that he aims to make you think differently about the
world and its misfortune”
CHRIS RIETZ – MUSICHOUND
“It’s not just a wealth of musical styles or his smooth and expressive
voice that have made Thomson such a fine artist. His songs, which
range from thoughtful to heavy to poetic, show that he knows exactly
what he wants to achieve in this world”
JOHN GARRITY –  CAPITAL TIMES
“A modern twist on acts like Genesis, Yes, Rick Wakeman and King Crimson” – CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE AUSTRALIA (on Cursed Legacy)
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