The latest DC Sound Collective album - an all-instrumental collection featuring Eldon Hardenbrook, Daniel Crommie (Saturnalia Trio, Group Du Jour, Echo System), Bruce Hazen (350's, Iain Matthews), Colin Henson (Jade Warrior), Jamie Haggerty (Echo System), Bo Parker (Group Du Jour), Leslie Gray (Saturnalia Trio), Michael Maldonado and Bruce Gelman. 5 new compositions, including a further installment of the "Apophis" theme are included. Progressive ambient jazz-rock. Available at Band Camp, iTunes, Amazon, etc. Download-only for now, a CD version may surface in the future. Released at Band Camp October 1st - world-wide on November 7th.
This companion to the "Portal" album has wilderness recordings of flute
improvisations interspersed with studio electronic/ambient pieces has been released at Band Camp, with the official release at iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon and others set for Friday, September 22nd.
Analogue and digital synthesizers mingle pleasantly with concert flute
(frequently electronically modified), wood flutes, rhythm sequences and
Group Du Jour's early years: 1983-1985. Compiled from the best sourced open reel, digital and cassette masters.
Tracks 1-6 released on cassette as "The Perfect Triangle" in 1985.
Track 7 was released as the A-side of a cassette single in 1983.
Track 8 was released on the cassette "4 Songs" in 1985.
Tracks 9, 11, 12 released on the "Triple Entendre" cassette in 1983.
Track 10 previously unreleased.
All tracks recorded at Sackneussem Sound by Paul Parker except "Can't
Tame the Jungle", "Outskirts" and "Taping Gunther to the Floor" which
were recorded at Retching Jackal by Richard Paige, and "DMSO" which was
engineered by Don Weiss.
Bo Parker: vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion.
Paul Parker: electric guitar and bass, vocal on "The Sparrow".
Daniel Crommie: vocals, flute, recorders, synthesizers, clarinet, drum
machine, harmonica, bowed psaltery, harmonica & percussion.
Daniel Crommie's 21st solo album
since 1978, "Portal" mixes analogue synthesis and cutting-edge
digital technology with processed concert flutes, wood flute and natural
woodland ambience. The four long-form compositions are by turns dynamic and
quietly hypnotic, with optimum results achieved when listening on closed-ear
Released at Band Camp April 20th | June 20th world-wide digital-only release / Band Camp, iTunes, Apple Music, et al
5-track EP highlights the song-oriented aspect of DC Sound Collective's
repertoire - a revolving cast of musical collaborators coordinated by Daniel
Crommie and Eldon Hardenbrook. This release precedes an instrumental project
slated for an early 2017 release - and follows the September 2016 release of
the "Ghostwriter" digital single. Listen and download at Band Camp. Order from Amazon or iTunes.
As new material is being recorded for a new DC Sound Collective EP and album, New Weave has released a pre-release single "Ghostwriter" as a digital-only download at Band Camp. This propulsive rockin' song features Daniel Crommie on vocals, electric dulcimer, hammond, mellotron and drums, Eldon Hardenbrook on bass and Bruce Hazen on lead electric guitar. It is coupled with a remix of "Dante" from the EP. The upcoming EP "Following the Noise" will contain a different version of "Ghostwriter" plus 4 other songs. Download "Ghostwriter" single at iTunes.
On Monday, September 21st a new compilation from Saturnalia Trio was released digitally on iTunes, Amazon and Band Camp featuring 20 newly remastered songs & tunes spanning the 20 years of the group's career and featuring all of the past and current players. 3 newly recorded tracks*, a few rarities, edits and remixes are scattered amongst iconic and popular favorites. Medieval and Renaissance tunes mingle with original compositions.
1. Susato Dance 0:41*
2. Queen of the Meadows 4:40
3. Ductia 1:44
4. En Mai / Dansse Real 3:52
5. This Strangers Land 2:16
6. Trouvere Melody 1:59
7. Come Down from West Hills 4:10
8. Le Septime Estampie Real /
Miragres Fremosos Por Noz 3:13
9. A Miracle of Water(abbreviated)4:29
10. Lauren's Burgerette1:39
11. When Your World Comes
Tumbling Down(‘05 mix)4:04
12. El Rey de Francia Tres
13. Keep You In The Dark3:31
14. Southbound on a Sunny Day('08 Mix)1:56
15. In Its Glory2:50
16. Morrison Jig(acoustic mix)1:48
17. Pastourelle(alternate version)2:34
18. Golden Sickle and the
19. Danse Royale2:14*
Daniel Crommie: vocals, flutes, recorders,
acoustic & electric dulcimers, buche, mandolins, balalaika, cornamuse (all tracks)
Leslie Gray: violin, viola & vocals (all tracks)
Paul Evans: hand drums, percussion and
flute (tracks 6-9, 11-15)
Bruce Gelman: hand drums and percussion (tracks 3-5, 10)
Elizabeth Nicholson: celtic harp and vocals (tracks 6-9)
Michael Treadwell: frame drums (tracks 16-19)
Tracey Brown: celtic harp (track 15)
Jamie Haggerty: hand drums and percussion (tracks 2&4)