Music at Outhouse Studios
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1danband | dansingnew is the most recent music album; they
reverse chronological order.
Process: What sparks a
song can be from many different sources - lyrics first vs. music first
- how does it work? For me it works both directions. In recent years I
have been doing more and more songs starting with the words first. The
result in many cases has been more interesting music and more content
filled songs. Music generally takes the forefront for me and
sometimes require some lyrical adjustments. It is a give and take.
It is also not uncommon to have words and music come together at the
same time or words and rhythm. I don't totally understand it, but I
know that being able to write happens because I was able to listen. I
feel many times that a song is a gift which I have been lucky enough to
For a discussion of instument mix, sound comparisons, and listening in
general - please see:
featured on this album are acoustic, electric and classical guitars,
bass guitar, congas,various handmade drums, cymbals, baliphone,
kalimba, and vocals. All music and lyrics were written and
by Dan Beck and recorded at Outhouse Studios.
Stand Still" and lyrics to entire album
available - see
About Time Back Cover and Introduction
Typically when someone makes a music album, it requires and gets the
contribution of a number of people. In truth, this album
probably be even stronger had other people been involved. But
is my nature to want to do as much as I can on my own, and so I did
until it was done. On the positive side, it becomes a complete
expression of how I view, interpret, and try to communicate my world.
These Pieces Were Picked: I am
not totally sure; I know that they are all connected - they have either
come to the surface in the last three years or were written in the last
three years. Some of these pieces were picked out to be recorded on my
previous CD, but it ended up being declared finished after just 6 songs
and so it was - a blessing given the speed at which I could
copies at that time.
|1Danband - Last Six was
recorded in the Fall of 2002. There are six tracks total and
approximately 25 minutes of music. The instrumentation is similar and
for the most part the pieces are all from that time. Below
couple of excerpts.
From Just A
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