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by Dan Beahm and The Invisible Three

Acoustic indie-pop in the vein of Sufjan Stevens and Andrew Bird. Delicate, thoughtful vocals weave in and out of a tapestry of acoustic guitar, piano, cello and an eclectic assortment of orchestral instruments.
Genre: Pop: Delicate
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Prologue
0:31 $0.99
2. Two Hands
3:41 $0.99
3. Mackinac
4:20 $0.99
4. Stupid Girl
5:06 $0.99
5. Separate But Equal
3:14 $0.99
6. The Visitor
2:54 $0.99
7. Invisible
4:06 $0.99
8. Okanaki
4:17 $0.99
9. Falling or Flying
4:18 $0.99
10. Kandahar
5:39 $0.99
11. Half as Cool as Han Solo
4:04 $0.99
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Album Notes
about the album:

Amplifier is a collection of 10 songs written, composed, produced, performed and recorded by Dan Beahm over the the past five years. Beahm's "heart on his sleeve" vocals weave in and out of music fueled mostly by acoustic guitar, but heavily peppered with cello, piano and the occasional oboe, English horn, French horn, clarinet or various and sundry other members of the woodwind/brasswind family. The album moves through various moods and stories and builds to an orchestral swell with the politically charged "Kandahar," but as a kind of light-hearted thanks, the listener is left with a new "dusty saloon" version of "Half as Cool as Han Solo" (previously available as an earlier recording on 2003 Renaissance Boy Recordings release Maybe I'll Fly).

about the artist:

Dan Beahm has been writing music for film since 1989 when he struck up a relationship with film makers Cory, Todd and Katie (now Hooten) Edwards (Blue Yonder Films, Inc). From there, Daniel has continued to create music for film and television, while also pursuing a performing career, both solo and with his various band projects.

Beahm began performing solo in Columbus, OH, in 1999, where he subsequently formed the band DB3. After a successful two years, Beahm moved to Illinois, where he continues to write and perform solo (as Dan Beahm & The Invisible Three) and with his band project (Cats or Cars, DB3, Mulletforce 5, Disciples of Gravity and Superspeedway) and to compose music for television, film, etc...

With over 200 songs to his credit, Daniel has successfully composed (and performed) across genres of alt-rock, pop, hip-hop, classical, country, electronica, folk-acoustic, jazz, spoken word, etc...

For more information: http://www.DanBeahm.com



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Guy William Molnar

You need this CD.
Something of a departure for Dan: he describes it as "a lot more mellow" than earlier releases, but it's more than that; it's a Dan unheard on previous CD's. The lyrics are typically intriguing, even haunting - no surprises there - and among my favorites is the lingering question Would you notice me if I set my shirt on fire? But the music is truly sublime: "Mellow" doesn't begin to describe it, particularly because "mellow" can't encompass the variety and richness here.

My only quibble is with the engineering on "Mackinac": lyrics are almost unintelligible as the vocal track is so much quieter than the intstrumentals.

I have not heard a more cogent indictment of George W. Bush than that heard in "Kandahar" in quite a while, and that is saying something. Dan lets Bush speak for himself, which is, of course, all you need to do.

The CD is worth buying for its inclusion of "Han Solo" alone.

You need this CD.


A Beautiful Album...
This is an absolutely amazing album. Some of the lyrics are thought-provoking, intelligent, and at times intense in their introspection and reflection (Kandahar", for example). Other songs feature lyrics that are absolutely delightful in their playfulness and self-deprecating humor ("Han Solo"). As for the music composition; it's pensive, sometimes moody, inspiring, richly layered, and always beautiful. This album reminds me of some of the offerings from some my other favorites such as Ivy and Duncan Sheik; this is music that makes you think while reaching you on a very intrinsic, aesthetic level. But, that's where the comparisons to those artists ends because while Dan may have been influenced by artists such as these...the music on this album is truly unique. What more could one ask for from a musician and his work? Bravo, Dan.

Kathryn McKenzie

intensely incredible
Purchasing this CD on cdbaby was one of the best decisions of my life. Dan Beahm's music on this album is beautiful on the surface but this is also an album you can really listen to deeply and discover all sorts of interesting nuances. The vocal depth and complexity makes up a unique tapestry (it's really a good word to describe this album). There are layers of color in the orchestration, which sometimes appears surprisingly simple but becomes rich and full when you really pay attention. The lyrics are both hauntingly melancholy and thoughtful, and frequently thought-provoking, especially with the addition of the socioal commentary most predominant in "Kandahar." But most obviously, in every instance, interesting and intelligent. Thouroughly enjoyable and intensely incredible! Best purchase I've ever made on cdbaby!