This Light is a Canadian musician based in Toronto. Active since 2009, the artist initially focused on psytrance, his work distinguished by an experimental fusion of heavy metal and electronic sounds. He started composing and producing psytrance, or at least what he believed to be psytrance, inspired by artists like Skazi and GMS, who mixed electronic psychedelic sounds with heavily distorted guitars. That was a natural choice: He really liked electronic music but his favourite genre is heavy metal, especially the progressive sub-genre. Favourite metal bands? Kamelot, Queensrÿche and Helloween.
After a heavy start, This Light decided to compose a few other songs with different patterns (the first three followed a verse/pre-chorus/verse/bridge structure), some of them using guitars, some pure electronic, some using alternative vocals tracks, like speech or simple vocalizations with no lyrics.
With a pack of 10 songs, he had an album! This Light published these songs on last.fm (that site was a useful tool for small, independent artists around 2009). The album was initially called ‘This Light’. Last.fm changed and they are not hosting music anymore. in 2019, the album was removed from the Google Play store (the last place where it could be found) when they changed the rules regarding small artists.
In 2019, London-based Miami Sundown Records, a label under Crossworlder Music Ltd, released the EP ‘The Abyss’ worldwide. The release is described by Miami Sundown as “a conceptual EP in the form of an electronica experimental six tracks package. Beatless sounds, majestic chords and uplifting synths uncover the great talent and productive skills of ‘This Light’.”
In the same year, the Russian label Neostatic Sounds, a brand under Exia Recordings, released the EP N3 / Vault 501.
Also in 2019, the single Underground was released by ReState Records, another Exia Recordings sub-label.
In December of 2019, the Romanian label Quanticman Records released the single ‘Paradiso’ worldwide.
During the year of 2019, This Light self-released his legacy catalogue on the main online platforms and also published new material. In that same year, This Light started acting as a music influencer, blogger and playlister.
You can find This Light’s releases on the Music page and submit your music at no cost on the playlists page.