David Penna | Failure To Obey A Traffic Control Device

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Failure To Obey A Traffic Control Device

by David Penna

Progressive electronica - beats, bass & bleeps with musicality
Genre: Electronic: Electronica
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Intro911
david penna
1:18 $0.99
2. ChemicalX
david penna
5:04 $0.99
3. Soar Beyond
david penna
6:37 $0.99
4. SQL
david penna
6:37 $0.99
5. Cruise Uncontrol
david penna
4:25 $0.99
6. Strange Lights
david penna
6:41 $0.99
7. Birds of Prey
david penna
5:58 $0.99
8. Outro1225
david penna
2:05 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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David Penna is a New York-based composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer. With influences such as Squarepusher, Aphex Twin, Photek, Autechre and BT, Penna combines jazz, classical and other progressive elements with techno, drum & bass, idm and other electronic forms, to create a unique, deep and diverse style. His debut album "Failure To Obey A Traffic Control Device" offers 8 tracks ranging from meditative ambience to breakneck-speed breakbeats and everything in-between.

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"From the get-go, this disc sounds unobtrusive and tranquil: a pretty string-synth progression eventually joined by soft, pitch-bending guitar harmonics. The track’s title is “intro911,” a tribute to those who lost their lives on that fateful date. The final track, “outro1225,” is also mellow. Sandwiched in the middle are sometimes aggressive and consistently brilliant dance tracks. “slow flow” begins with LP scratches and a grainy Rhodes loop, which kick off a spicy drum ’n’ bass piece that features wicked B-3 tones, cool synth timbres, additional electric piano lines, and a bluesy sax solo. “SQL,” another d’n’b track, is brisker and more intense. David Penna artfully covers additional styles including techno and big beat on this killer release. His compositional skills soar, and he makes all the elements shine. I’m anxious to hear more of his stuff." --Mark Vail / Keyboard Magazine

"David Penna’s album is wonderfully refreshing, making it a perfect choice for the first day of spring. Penna crafts drum and bass beats, but keeps them from sounding dated with sweet, jazzy melodies. “chemicalX” and “SQL” are perfect examples of this approach. Other tracks show signs of Squarepusher inspiration. “Soar Beyond” has fusion elements, with mellow keys over skittering snares. Booming bass, electro runs, and synth strings all manage to meld, building to a soaring melody. “Strange Lights” has a very Tom Jenkinson-esque bass solo, but “Birds of Prey” is definitely off in its own world. Electric guitar chords, acid bass, and amen breaks sound perfectly natural together. Who would have thought?" --Jacob Arnold / gridface.com

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