Hi All. This is Dan. I just released my EP Edgyometry – five songs, four produced by Scott Mathews, and one I produced featuring my son Ian on piano.
Click here to access a page from where you can preview the songs and link to where you can buy or stream them. The page also has FOLLOW and SHARE buttons. If you like Edgyometry, I’d so appreciate it if you could press the FOLLOW button to follow my music on Spotify, and the SHARE button to share Edgyometry with your soclal media friends.
Dan has just released Virtuality, a new single from his upcoming EP, Edgyometry. This is a song about compromises to humanity posed by trendy technology. Also produced by Scott Mathews, Virtuality features Dan on lead and rhythm guitarist, trumpet, and vocals. Scott plays drums, bass, organ, and a mean slide guitar lick in the bridge. Listen carefully to the end of the song. You’ll hear an ambulance in the background. That isn’t some weird sound effect. A very loud ambulance was really passing by the studio during the drum take.
Listen here to the whole song, which will be here for a week. Also, stream it on Spotify or download it at CD Baby.
Are losing your connection to reality today?
Are the Joneses that you kept up with now moving far away?
That endless cyber highway has really messed your mind.
Choking you with choices that the cavemen left behind.
Well it’s so hard to be in the know all the time.
Your image takes you over and messes up your mind.
Oh it’s so hard to say — return to Earth again.
Are you losing your direction in Virtuality?
Has your vain and fickle nature finally brought you to your knees?
Pledging service to the server sounded great until you tried
To keep your fragile self from getting swept up by the tide.
Mr. Hypemeister man, chasing gadgets in the rain.
Tell me, what’s the chance you will catch them all again?
Mr. cool cyber man with your pipeline to the wind,
Blowing out your candle to do it all again
Make all your appliances dumb again today
You don’t need a processor to tell you what to say
Introducing Refuge of Eternal Silence, the first single from Dan’s upcoming EP. (Click to watch the video). Written by Dan. Produced by Scott Mathews. Engineered by Tom Luekens. Recorded at Tiki Town Studio in Mill Valley CA. Dan plays all the guitars and trumpets, and sings all the vocals. Scott plays drums, bass, mellotron, organ, and piano. That’s Ringo Starr’s snare and Mick Fleetwood’s bass drum you’re hearing – part of Scott’s collection. Bass lovers may detect the sweet sound of Scott’s 1962 Hohner bass guitar (the same model and year that Paul McCartney played in the Beatles). See the tags for this post that present the musical influences on this song.
Listen to Dan’s new Spotify playlist, TRICKLE DOWN MUSIC, which includes Refuge of Eternal Silence and also a whole bunch of inspirations for it. This is how Dan explains the selections.
“Lyrically, the song is kind of dark, so I put on the playlist a bunch of dark songs like The End by the Doors, Bella Lugosi’s Dead by Bauhaus, Sue (Season of the Crime) by David Bowie, and Karma Police by Radiohead.
Musically, Refuge of Eternal Silence is a mix of epic prog rock and psychedelic. So, I put some pretty crazy sounding psychedelic songs on the playlist such as Collideascope by XTC (under their other name Dukes of the Stratosphere) Born Cross-Eyed by the Grateful Dead and Cabin Essence by the Beach Boys. On the epic Prog Rock epic side, the playlist has some of my favorite songs by Pink Floyd, Genesis, Procol Harum, King Crimson, Opeth, and Steven Wilson.
Refuge has a mellotron part on it, a tape-based psychedelic keyboard used a lot in 60’s and 70’s. So you’ll hear a lot of mellotron on the playlist. The mellotron sound that my producer Scott used on Refuge was given to him by Mike Pinder, from the Moody Blues. That’s Pinder going nuts on his mellotron in my Moody Blues playlist selection, Higher and Higher.
In honor of the lush Beatles-ish melodic groove in the song, I put one of my favorite songs by Squeeze on the playlist, called There’s No Tomorrow. In honor of the long vamp I put in Refuge at the end, the playlist starts with one of the greatest dark and epic vamps of all time, the Beatles’ I Want You (She’s So Heavy).”
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