Danimal Pinson | The Allegory of the Cave

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The Allegory of the Cave

by Danimal Pinson

Allegory of the Cave is a song oriented psychedelic concept album exploring the mysteries of life and death, and the infinite amount of knowledge we have yet to discover, while simulating the ephemeral stages a meditation or psychedelic trip.
Genre: Rock: Experimental Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Entrance
3:13 $1.00
2. Windows
5:38 $1.00
3. What Is It Inside
5:10 $1.00
4. Allegory of the Cave
6:21 $1.00
5. Fault Line
2:32 $1.00
6. Black Milk
4:09 $1.00
7. Hammered in the Fall
3:55 $1.00
8. Sold On Lies
5:18 $1.00
9. I Left a Fire
5:24 $1.00
10. Desolate World
2:57 $1.00
11. Ignorance Prevails
3:53 $1.00
12. Vibrations
5:06 $1.00
13. Twilight
3:51 $1.00
14. Counterclockwise
4:50 $1.00
15. Outro
1:34 $1.00
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Hello music lovers, this is Danimal.

I don't try to be anything I am not, so this music is what it is, and it comes from a genuine place. I try to write from my heart with as much vulnerability and truth as I can give to all of you listeners out there. The writing is a bit all over the place stylistically, but there is a cohesive vibe in every song that is psychedelic and ethereal. My main goal is to create a lush and full sonic experience while maintaining a heavy emphasis on songwriting. This first album "The Allegory of the cave" is a concept album. Each song flows into the next, and there is a general theme expressing the interpretations of Plato's "Allegory of the Cave". The album simulates what most people experience in a meditation or psychedelic trip. The first part is about leaving the physical world, filtering through the ups and downs we all experience; the middle is about the eternal timeless state and the process of enlightenment; and the last section is about returning to the physical existence with better understanding and acceptance. I borrowed this theme from Joseph Campbell's nuclear unit of the monomyth, which expresses the journey we all must go through in order to understand what is necessary to progress through the universe.

Music is what I do best, and I see it as a way to contribute and hopefully leave this short existence a little better and more aware of what is real. I’m not claiming to have any answers, but it is a goal of mine to inspire everyone interested to seek truth and strength in vulnerability. I just want to connect, and music and art are the best ways I know to connect with others in pure truth and vulnerability. So, let’s engage in the experience of being alive, throwing out our distracting egos and find a humble state to connect in. The idea is to promote awareness through a moment of disconnect, a moment without egoic trappings, and this is done by immersing yourself in the “universal” moment or present. Let me explain: if you have ever played air drums or not realized you were singing out loud to a song then you have experienced what I’m talking about. It is that pure second of aesthetic arrest that you get when you look at a Dali, watch your favorite movie, or feel strong emotions like love or pain. It is when you forget about yourself that allows you to truly live life.

With that being said, here is my music. So, check it all out if you’d like, and I promise you I will do my best to connect with you in our timeless state. See y’all there!!!!!

All songs written and arranged by Danimal Pinson.

All instuments and vocals performed by Danimal Pinson, except:
Jake Caldwell - Acoustic Drums
Jimmy Dormire - Slide Guitar on Counterclockwise
Maria Jordania-Sable - Vocals on Sold On Lies, Twilight
Michael Galloway - Vocals on What Is It Inside?, Fault Line, Black Milk, Hammered In The Fall, I Left A Fire
Krista Wroten Combest - Violin on The Entrance
Mattie Waters - Vocals on The Entrance
Lacy Dickerson - Vocals on The Entrance, Black Milk
Adam Brown - Synth Bass on Windows, Organ on Hammered In The Fall, Twilight, and Vocals on Twilight, Desolate World, The Entrance

Recorded 2008 - 2011 at Caldwell Sound (Coalmont, TN), engineered by Jake Caldwell, assisted by Danimal Pinson. Additional recording at The Rig (East Ridge, TN), engineered by Tim Medlin, Christopher Q. Eves, and Adam Brown.

Mixed by Adam Brown at Dead Bugs On Fire (Nashville/Chattanooga).
Mastered by Drew Vandenberg at Chase Park Transduction (Athens, GA).
Artwork by Tony Mraz.



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