Thantophobe Illuminates Musical Depth with ‘Strange Light’

Hailing from the heart of Philadelphia, Thantophobe emerges as the brainchild of the multitalented producer, songwriter, and engineer, Thomas Johnsen. In a bold move indicative of his commitment to his craft, Johnsen transformed an abandoned church into a recording studio in 2021, where he is currently sculpting his highly anticipated debut album, “Imposter,” scheduled for release in 2024.


The latest offering from this sonic alchemist is the second single, “Strange Light,” set to drop on November 3. A distinctive aspect of this track is its roots in a demo by Johnsen’s friend, Michael Stauffer of My Beautiful Wife. Recorded, produced, and performed by Johnsen at The Church in Kensington, Philadelphia, “Strange Light” showcases the artist’s prowess in blending influences from iconic acts like Sonic Youth and ’90s grunge/noise bands, seamlessly woven together with contemporary lo-fi and bedroom pop elements.

“Esteban,” the album’s inaugural single, hit the airwaves on September 15, offering a tantalizing glimpse into the musical odyssey that “Imposter” promises to be. Thantophobe is poised to deliver a harmonious fusion of nostalgia and modernity, painting an intricate sonic tapestry that invites listeners to embark on a captivating journey through the realms of musical depth and innovation. Stay tuned for the full Imposter experience, a testament to Thantophobe’s dedication to pushing the boundaries of sound.

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