Galactic Anthems is the creation of composer Glenn Adams. Adams was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Pearl River, a suburb of New York City. He started his musical life at age 10, taking trumpet lessons and playing in the school band. By age 15, he was composing big band music for his high school jazz band.
After high school, Adams attended Berklee School of Music in Boston, MA, where he majored in composition. After Berklee he relocated from New York to California, and promptly landed a recording contract with Columbia Records with the progressive rock band Daddy Warbucks.
It wasn’t until the late-90’s did Adams release his own material on CD. The first Galactic Anthems CD is a combination of pieces recorded during the early 90’s and new material recorded from 2000-2002. This CD received critical acclaim from such review sites as EER-Music.com, SonicCuriosities.com, WindandWire.com, and AmbiEntrance.com. Adams has since released several CD’s including Abstract Circuitry (2004), Before the Drone (2004), Subterranean Transit (2005) and a compilation CD, Lightyears From Home (2006).
The newest release from Galactic Anthems is called Semper Fidelity and was released in 2007. This CD combines a sci-fi comic in PDF form by Matt Howarth and 55 minutes of music inspired by the comic, all on the same disc. Naming Galactic Anthems the “Unsigned Artist of the Month” for August 2007, Keyboard Magazine calls this CD “an engrossing soundscape that’s majestic, fun, intense and campy.”
Galactic Anthems music has been licensed for use by numerous cable TV stations including The Sci-Fi Channel, National Geographic, the History Channel, the Discovery Health Channel, MTV, and many others.