Painstakingly composed note by note by Daniel Sutliff. Primarily a bass guitarist for numerous bands (And There Stand Empires, Atl Atl...) Daniel arranged many of these miniature epics around some intense, angular and seemingly ever evolving bass melodies. Combining his evident passion for retro video game sounds and interesting rhythmic and bass patterns it feels like he's tapping into the soundtrack of my childhood growing up in the late 80's early 90's. Saturday morning cartoons, my favorite Nintendo game - Mega Man, Nerf wars... There's so much going on in every one of these tunes, each one takes you on a serious psychedelic journey. For lovers of Giant Claw, Squarepusher, bad ass shit.
released July 21, 2012
Produced, Performed, Recorded by Tulsa, Oklahoma multi-instrumentalist and visual artist Daniel Sutliff.
Coming back to this after a couple of years, I regret the time away. Yet, this album almost requires some time away. The feel of solitude that comes to the fore is simply extraordinary. And the warmth of the LP is apparent and welcome. Kenneth Pyron
Dedicated to Karen Dalton as the liner notes show but taking a strikingly different turn musically -- spacious, frayed, instrumental, suggestive of lost backroads and quiet moments of contemplation where the energy elsewhere almost seeps through the air. Ned Raggett
An elegant, melancholic chamber score that retains a very organic feel despite the addition of many electronic details and recorded sounds. (Including even a gurgling commode.) Surprisingly, the filigree proves integral rather than gratuitous, wending among the somber structures of piano, strings, and a forlorn trumpet.
Reminiscent at times of Pauline Oliveros, Rachel's, O Yuki Conjugate, and Fred Frith – fine company indeed!
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