Friday, July 15, 2022

New DC Sound Collective single!

Hot on the heels of the recent release of "Creature Machines" comes a non-album digital single "Be My Monkey" - a song about manipulators and those who fall prey - released on Tuesday, July 19th. All instruments and vocals are by Daniel Crommie and Eldon Hardenbrook. The song will appear this coming fall on a CD compilation of DC Sound Collective digital singles & EP tracks.

You can download it at Amazon Music, Apple Music and Bandcamp. Also, you can stream this at all the usual sites!

Monday, June 6, 2022

Group Du Jour "The Mystery Plays" remastered

To mark the 30th anniversary of its release, Group Du Jour's 1992 epic album "The Mystery Plays" has been newly remastered by Jamie Haggerty and is now available as a digital download from Bandcamp - with the CD bonus track "Animosity Killed the Cat" included. Sounding better than ever, the album features the classic GDJ songs "All the Time in the World", "Our Secret Life", "Mercenary Man", "The Hedgerow" and others with some fine vocal performances from Bo Parker. The original CDs and cassettes are available for purchase from Bandcamp as well.

In July, a special addition to the 25th Anniversary Edition of "Wonderful Vision" will be made available on Bandcamp as a download: the first of three takes of "Motion of Waves", which has never before been issued. The original vinyl of "Wonderful Vision" is also available at Bandcamp.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

DC Sound Collective "Creature Machines" released in July!

 The new DC Sound Collective album "Creature Machines"-  a 9-track album of progressive underground electronic rock will be released digitally everywhere and as a limited edition digipak CD at Bandcamp on Tuesday, July 5th. As usual the stalwart team of Hardenbrook and Crommie lead the proceedings with contributions from Colin Henson, Bruce Hazen and Stephen Lindberg on guitars. The deluxe CD has wonderful cover art by Jamie Haggerty, who also mastered the album. There will be a new single from the Collective this summer as well, so stay tuned!

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

2022 Upcoming Releases

 2022 will be another bumper-crop year with several new releases:

On January 25th a new DC Sound Collective digital single "Don't Wanna Be Here" will be released. Pre-order here.

On February 15th a Daniel Crommie/Leslie Gray collaboration "Two of a Kind" will be released both digitally and as a limited edition CD. You can watch a pre-release video here. Pre-order from Amazon. Buy at Bandcamp.

On March 22nd a new Daniel Crommie digital album "Twenty Twenty 2" will be released. Pre-order at Amazon.

The albums will be released on Bandcamp, Amazon and all of the usual streaming services.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Coming November 2nd - Daniel Crommie's "Inner World"

Inner World, recorded concurrently with Noisemaker and A Prelude to the New Normal, features challenging long-form compositions for flutes and electronics with an emphasis on light and shade, tone and texture - with ethnic, orchestral and mallet percussion. Modern production meets concert flute, processed through vintage electronic devices - in addition to exotic acoustic instruments, analogue and digital synthesizers and electric dulcimer - which alternately express inner calm and existential angst in slowly evolving soundscapes. Highly recommended to fans of Brian Eno, Steve Reich and Jon Hassell. Preorder from Amazon here. Buy from Band Camp here. Here is a review from Sea of Tranquility. Here is an excellent review from DPRP.

Coming in Spring 2022: Daniel Crommie's "Twenty Twenty 2"

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

"A Prelude to the New Normal" by Daniel Crommie released!

 Some new sounds for you! The experimental follow-up to "Noisemaker" takes you on an eclectic journey to the future past with medieval, jazz-funky world rhythms and primal rocking that concludes on a contemplative note. This album features some retro analogue electronics including brassy flute parts created courtesy of a 1967 Maestro "System for Woodwinds" newly restored and integrated into the proceedings. This is the second of at least three solo albums scheduled for release in 2021. You can order the CD or download here.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Two new digital singles from DC Sound Collective

 There are two upcoming singles from DC Sound Collective slated for release this spring and summer - the first of which is "Everyone I've Ever Been", released Monday, March 15th at all the usual streaming/download services (Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, etc). Listen here and here.

On Tuesday, June 15th "K.I.S.S. (LOL)" will be released at all the usual streaming/download sites including Amazon Music.