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