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Somewhere to the West of Here

by The Shadow Ensemble

Following up on David Daniels’ acclaimed 2002 release “The Reflecting Pool,” this instrumental outing features licensed sample performances from Steve Tibbetts and David Torn along with David Daniels’ live performance on a variety of instruments.
Genre: Rock: Instrumental Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Point-a
2:29 $0.99
2. Clouds Over Head (feat. David Daniels)
4:13 $0.99
3. Thesplatteringsky (feat. David Daniels)
5:53 $0.99
4. Somewhere To the West of Here (feat. David Daniels)
3:30 $0.99
5. Sunrise Over Amsterdam (feat. David Daniels)
3:55 $0.99
6. Star.Dark.Angel.Dust (feat. David Daniels)
4:34 $0.99
7. Stark.Naked.Mad (feat. David Daniels)
1:46 $0.99
8. Pieces of Plight (feat. David Daniels)
4:58 $0.99
9. Steam.Ship.Boat.House (feat. David Daniels)
5:22 $0.99
10. Crawling Towards the Sun (feat. David Daniels)
2:15 $0.99
11. Sudden Pastures (feat. David Daniels)
7:28 $0.99
12. Manufactured By Machine (feat. David Daniels)
3:24 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
David Daniels has been performing and publishing music since the 1980's. “Somewhere To The West of Here” follows David’s acclaimed 2002 release “The Reflecting Pool.” On this outing, David worked with sampled performances from Steve Tibbetts and David Torn (with their permission) and then further laid down his own live performance, creating an ensemble of shadow musicians.

David Daniels &The Shadow Ensemble is a group of licensed samples that were twisted squeezed, mangled and assembled over a period of thirty-two hours, including a single 24 hour stretch of live performance and production. During this time David Daniels further altered and enhanced these elements through live performance using highly processed guitars, v-drums and synthesizers. The idea was to create fifty minutes of music in a time elapse of 32 hours, putting the focus on the quality of the composition, performance and recording all at the same time. What you hear is a live studio recording and a collection of instrumental songs that are being performed by an ensemble of shadow musicians.

Originally released on CD in late 2003, it is now available digitally for the first time, this recording is ambient, pastoral, soft, pulsating, quite and loud; the music aims to be a utility for a variety of occasions.

Review - "I love The Shadow Ensemble, I hear an original approach dark, light, angry ,pensive, all over the map, very inspiring and in the mindset of yours truly." - Peter Biedermann, musician and radio host

credits : produced, recorded and mixed by David Daniels
composition and assembly by David Daniels on behalf of The Shadow Ensemble
performance and sonic mangling by David Daniels
mastered by machine at the diskfaktory, Irvine CA.
graphic editing, packaging by Daniels

personnel: David Daniels: pentium processor, sonic mangling, soundscape,
guitars, v-drums, synthesizer, emulator, loops, samples, buttons, traps
Thanks to David Torn, Steve Tibbetts and Marc Anderson for allowing their performance to be sampled.
production notes: Conceived, assembled and recorded on December 30, 2002. additional editing and performance on January 1 and 2 2003. Captured digitally at the home within the Shenandoah Fortress of Solitude

recording, mixing: roland vsr-880, vm-3100 pro; yamaha mv802; acid music; tascam cdrw4u;thinkpad guitars: fender, takamine, johnson
synthesizers/samplers: emu proteus, emulator esi-32 oberhiem matrix 1000; roland td-6, boss sp-202
percussion: roland & mark II a.k.a. triggered v-drums
effects: line-6, sonic foundry, berhinger, alesis, arion,
ibanez, zoom, electro-harmonix, akai, dod, roland, morley



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