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All Energy Must Continue Upward

by All Energy Must Continue Upward

  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Pro-duplicated and printed cassette on warm, autumnal yellow shell that kind of feels like the sun-bleached vinyl bench seat in the back of your Dad's car when you were a kid. Pro-printed J-card with photography that expertly matches the feeling of the music and combines with it to create an inviting, handheld totem or talisman.

    We'll ship this as soon as we have them from the plant, which should be in just a week or two! If you want them shipped overseas, reach out with a message and we'll work something out as it has become prohibitively expensive but I get it, I've ordered Ghost Box and Heimat Der Katastrophe stuff recently.

    Includes unlimited streaming of All Energy Must Continue Upward via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 14 days

      $7 USD or more 


  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    includes mixed and faded A and B sides for maximum transitional flow and uninterrupted inner voyage embarkation

    includes PDF of cassette sleeve with gorgeous photography
    Purchasable with gift card

      $7 USD  or more


  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 9 Good Glass Records releases available on Bandcamp and save 35%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Clothed With Splendor, Astronomical Dust Season 1 Mixtape, More Than Me, The First Arcologists, The Spectral Path, All Energy Must Continue Upward, Hope Magnet - "Heartland" Digital 12" single + remixes, Smbols - Dreamsill, and 1 more. , and , .

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      $27.30 USD or more (35% OFF)


Understand 02:06
Salvation 02:34
Hang Glider 02:22
Off Season 01:29
High Tide 01:45
Nicer 01:48
Midmorning 01:40
Upward 02:44
Sober Living 01:04
Neve 03:00
Scene Report 02:24


Fred Thomas is a lifer. Between his vaunted bands Saturday Looks Good To Me, City Center, his stunning solo albums, and a sideman/producer/engineer/remixer/etc. resume as long as your arm (His Name is Alive, Chain and the Gang, too many more to mention) he's bounced around the DIY music world with seemingly limitless energy and generosity for the past several decades.

All Energy Must Continue Upward's self-titled full length is a collection of new synthesizer-centric music for Good Glass Records. A flurry of whirring analogs, tape echo, pulsating bass and beat programming, it's a prismatic pause tape that navigates so many zones and styles - funky seventies library music, tranced-out new age, skittering late-night braindance, deep space pulsar mapping, nostalgic childlike PBS themes, even euphoric drum-n-bass (wait for it!) - that it might be overwhelming if not for Fred's deft sequencing, blending, fading, and selecting that invites the listener along on the journey like an expert DJ mix.

We hail Fred as a longtime fellow traveler and compatriot of the American Underground and are ecstatic to present this new project.


released October 2, 2020

Written and Recorded by Fred Thomas
Courtesy of Life Like

FredThomasMusic dotcom


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Good Glass Records Virginia Beach, Virginia

Specializing in handmade American synthesizer music for deep listening.

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