Brad Couture lives in New Hampshire. He is an ambient and film composer, to some perhaps also known Sleevenotes. He became fascinated by the piano at age six and immediately started searching his own way, regardless of sheet music. Today, he makes excellent sweet ambient tunes.
So yes, piano and soundscapes, that is the majority of the music you can hear on 'Lower Tones'. Yet, there is more. Drums for example. Stubborn as Brad Couture is, he turns every song into exactly what he wants it to be. Sometimes that music is as cheesy as the soundtrack from 'Out Of Africa' and sometimes it nudges towards the genius of Pink Floyd. That being said, I think Brad Couture likes to listen to progressive rock and post rock. Those influences are clearly present on this album.
On other occasions, the music resembles that of modern classical alumni like Olafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm and Sebastian Plano. Classical music must also have been an influence. There are plenty of delightful string instruments to be found, all tucked in gentle, narrative instrumentals. Obviously, this is perfect film music. If Brad Couture wants a carreer in soundtrack composing, he is well on his way with this gem. I can only recommend this album to all fans of calm, relaxing and comforting music. It's beautiful, simply beautiful...