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

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Daniel Crommie "Inside-Out" released at Band Camp

This companion to the "Portal" album has wilderness recordings of flute improvisations interspersed with studio electronic/ambient pieces has been released at Band Camp, with the official release at iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon and others set for Friday, September 22nd. Analogue and digital synthesizers mingle pleasantly with concert flute (frequently electronically modified), wood flutes, rhythm sequences and loops. 

Desert Poem
Hart Mountain
Bell Spirit
Three Sisters
Delayed Reaction
Garden of the Moon
The Lakeside
Grey Skies, Blue Eyes
Away in the Distant Future
Trillium Air
Cirrus Floccus

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Group Du Jour "Official Bootleg #2" released at Band Camp!

Group Du Jour's early years: 1983-1985. Compiled from the best sourced open reel, digital and cassette masters.

Tracks 1-6 released on cassette as "The Perfect Triangle" in 1985.
Track 7 was released as the A-side of a cassette single in 1983.
Track 8 was released on the cassette "4 Songs" in 1985.
Tracks 9, 11, 12 released on the "Triple Entendre" cassette in 1983.
Track 10 previously unreleased.

All tracks recorded at Sackneussem Sound by Paul Parker except "Can't Tame the Jungle", "Outskirts" and "Taping Gunther to the Floor" which were recorded at Retching Jackal by Richard Paige, and "DMSO" which was engineered by Don Weiss.

Bo Parker: vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion.
Paul Parker: electric guitar and bass, vocal on "The Sparrow".
Daniel Crommie: vocals, flute, recorders, synthesizers, clarinet, drum machine, harmonica, bowed psaltery, harmonica & percussion. 
Track Listing:
 1 The Perfect Triangle (1985 version)
 2 Roses in the Rain (1985 version)
 3 Man of the Hour (1985 version)
 4 Can't Tame the Jungle (1984 version)
 5 The Nightland
 6 The Sparrow
 7 Outskirts
 8 Mars Needs Uganda
 9 Taping Gunther to the Floor
11 Blue Pluto (live at East Avenue)
12 Daniel's Brain Lesion 

Digital Download Only Available at Band Camp