Naming one specific influence for Comanche Peak is tricky. John Anderson began making music in his hometown outside the DFW area of Texas where he delved deep into the synthesizer musings of Tangerine Dream and Vangelis, among others. Since those early days he has expanded his interest to the realm of film, composing for several indie projects, some of which have enjoyed international exposure through the festival circuit. His work in composition led to the formation of Heatbreak, a project with drummer and friend Nicholas Shuminsky (Free Energy). This collaboration would reflect krautrock and progressive influences in the vein of Pink Floyd and Ashra. The duo eventually recorded and released the Gatorman EP, engineered by Lewis Pesacov (Fool’s Gold).
All this happened while recording and releasing music with the LA based label Chainletter Collective, who have put out the past four Comanche Peak projects including 2018 a sprawling 7+ hour album that encompasses the last twenty years of Anderson's music and expresses his influences in the form of synth driven pieces, sparse ambient americana, and cinematic soundscapes.
Now with the "Invisible Jest" EP Anderson hopes to fulfill yet another chapter in the musical tapestry that has been at the forefront of his creative endeavors. Sit down, relax, and have a listen.