Darren Garvey | Under A Common Ceiling

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Under A Common Ceiling

by Darren Garvey

Darren Garvey plays drums and percussion with Elephant Revival and this is his debut solo record from 2010. All original compositions arranged, performed, and produced by Darren.
Genre: Rock: Album Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Quiet As A Mouse
3:50 $0.99
2. Burden
2:04 $0.99
3. As We Die
4:58 $0.99
4. The Subject of Living
3:53 $0.99
5. On Standby
3:30 $0.99
6. Slowdown
3:23 $0.99
7. Plan
1:47 $0.99
8. Misleading
5:17 $0.99
9. First To Know
5:24 $0.99
10. Never Wanna Let You Go
3:09 $0.99
11. Common Ceiling
2:21 $0.99
12. Proper Wreck
6:32 album only
13. Happy Accidents
4:42 album only
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Album Notes
Solo debut released on March 30, 2010 by Quell Records. Under A Common Ceiling is a 13 song collection of Darren Garvey compositions performed almost entirely by himself. This is Darren's singing debut and finds him playing everything from piano to pump organ to micro korg, accordion, mbira, banjo, guitars, bass, and a long list of percussion instruments.

Additional musicians include:

Lindsay Anderson (L'Altra) vocals
Kathleen Bracken (Those Transatlantics, Cameron McGill & What Army) vocals
Doug Corcoran (Liquid Soul) trumpet
Adriel Harris (Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons) vocals
Marqueal Jordan (Brian Culbertson) tenor saxophone
Erik Kang (Margot & The Nuclear So And So's) violin
Jay Marino (Miracle Condition, AM Taxi) mandolin, vocals
Aaron Rybski (Futz) flute
Nathan Swanson (Umphrey's McGee, Cameron McGill) violin, viola, cello



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Deftly mixing jazz, folk, chamber pop, indie rock, and world music, this album is refreshingly varied in its restless, border-crossing musicality. Garvey, a veteran of world/experimental group Andreas Kapsalis Trio (among others), plays a roomful of instruments (honestly, the list of what he played on this album makes me salivate) and he brings in a good number of guest artists as well, to play horns, strings, flute, and more. A drummer by trade, Garvey is adept at incorporating sly grooves and rhythmic counterpoints into his songs, without distracting from melodic and chordal variations. It’s seriously interesting and engaging music that never imitates, but sometimes calls to mind similarly restless artists as Andrew Bird or Kaki King. This is good, good stuff.