Tuesday, March 5, 2019

New Projects in 2019

There are a few new album projects slate for 2019: a new Daniel Crommie CD/download "starseedhead" will be released at midsummer in June and consists of instrumental compositions with electric dulcimer, flutes and percussion. Rather a departure from the last several albums, "starseedhead" has a more experimental rock vibe. Listen to the title track here.

Also in the works: a new instrumental album from DC Sound Collective and a new Saturnalia Duo album from Daniel Crommie and Leslie Gray that will feature a couple of Bert Jansch songs, new original songs from Daniel and Renaissance, Swedish, French, Irish and German folk tunes.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

DC Sound Collective "Dirae Pax" released October 23rd!

A new album from DC Sound Collective "Dirae Pax" will be released Tuesday, October 23rd at iTunes/Apple Music/Amazon and at Bandcamp a few days earlier - both as a download and CD. Featuring 4 songs from the "Following the Noise" EP of 2016 (remixed and remastered) plus 6 new songs - 2 instrumentals and 4 vocal songs, all rock with the stalwart team of Crommie, Hardenbrook and Hazen with guest appearances from Colin Henson, Leslie Gray and Bo Parker. The mastering and album art was created by long time associate Jamie Haggerty. Limited edition CD release!

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Daniel Crommie compilation "Phantoms from the Passed" released

A new CD compilation of Daniel Crommie's solo instrumental work covering the years 2006-2018  will be released Tuesday, September 18th at Band Camp and Amazon. The first CD Daniel has released since "The Last Thing I Remember" in 2006, "Phantoms from the Passed" will feature 14 tracks sampling a dozen albums with a total time of just over 79 minutes and will also be available for download only at Band Camp. This is a limited edition digipak with full color art on the package and disc.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Preview a new DC Sound Collective track

You can preview a track from the forthcoming DC Sound Collective album "Dirae Pax" which is due for release this summer. "Thoughts & Prayers" is a commentary on the pervasive gun violence in the USA and features Eldon Hardenbrook on bass, Bruce Hazen on guitars and Daniel Crommie on vocals, electric dulcimers, flutes, keyboards and drums. Listen here.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

New Weave music at Multnomah County Library Project

Portland, Oregon's Multnomah County Library has started a streaming service featuring local and regional artists, which you can access with a membership to the library. Daniel Crommie and Saturnalia Trio are two of the New Weave artists to be among the featured so far. Here are links to each of their pages:

Daniel Crommie's "Storm Front" and Saturnalia Trio's "Saturnalia XX - 1996-2016 A Collection" are the titles currently available for streaming.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Preview a new track from Daniel Crommie's upcoming album

This year promises a bumper crop of new releases from Daniel Crommie and DC Sound Collective with two new solo albums from Daniel Crommie and one from DC Sound Collective. On Tuesday, February 20th Daniel's "Storm Front", a new collection of instrumental electronic / flute-based material was released at iTunes, Amazon et al. On Wednesday, June 20th yet another album "Winter Roses" will be released which features electro-acoustic pieces recorded in November/December 2017, including a few wilderness improvs recorded during the previous summer in central Oregon. You can hear the lead-off track "King Nine" here. Both titles will be released a month early at Band Camp.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

DC Sound Collective "The Sea is So Wide and My Boat is So Small" released!

The latest DC Sound Collective album - an all-instrumental collection featuring Eldon Hardenbrook, Daniel Crommie (Saturnalia Trio, Group Du Jour, Echo System), Bruce Hazen (350's, Iain Matthews), Colin Henson (Jade Warrior), Jamie Haggerty (Echo System), Bo Parker (Group Du Jour), Leslie Gray (Saturnalia Trio), Michael Maldonado and Bruce Gelman. 5 new compositions, including a further installment of the "Apophis" theme are included. Progressive ambient jazz-rock. Available at Band Camp, iTunes, Amazon, etc. Download-only for now, a CD version may surface in the future. Released at Band Camp October 1st - world-wide on November 7th.

 track listing:

1. K-219 4:11
2. Tradewind 5:42
3. Umbriel 7:11
4. El Faro 8:01
5. Apophis 3 36:43