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50 Snapshots is completed and online

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This year 2016 I created a “catalogue” of my instruments and sonic possibilities as a multi-instrumentalist. For that purpose I recorded  several short snippets with each and every instrument I own and play, performed solo or accompanied by other instruments, but one instrument at the time clearly in the spotlight.
The full set is available for streaming in a dedicated Soundcloud playlist here:

 

 

I took pictures of the actual instruments when possible (there’ll be a couple of snapshots using my favorite samples, the rest is actual instruments I own).

The instruments I used are:

Ronroco (Bolivia)
Charango (Argentina, 1990’s)
Acoustic Upright Piano (Yamaha)
Tenor Ukulele (with upright bass and soundscape)
Fretless Bass Guitar (my custom 1988 Sekine)
Acoustic Bass Guitar (my 1990’s Larrivée 5 string,)
Acoustic Bass Guitar played w/sticks (my 2007’s Michael Kelly 5 string)
Schecter 62 replica Jazz Bass (1983) played w/pick.
Melodicas: Hohner Piano 36 and Yamaha Pianica
Spacedrum (C minor “Deep Sky” tunning)
Electric Bass nylon strings (my Epiphone Allen Woody)
Spanish Guitar (solo Kraus late 70’s custom)
Concert Ukulele
Tenor Ukulele
Harmonium (India)
Electric Bass Chord-melody (Drake Diaz Custom5)
Accordina (by Marcel Dreux)
Epiphone Jazz Guitar
Folk Guitar (martin J15)
Wah Wah (Guitar and bass Cry Babys)
Stratocaster guitar (Schecter custom 1985)
Talking Drums (one Indian, another African)
Udu Drum (Meinl)
Moringa (LP)
Ambient percussion (many different gadgets)
Bells (church bells, bronze)
Fast  percussions (bombo, derbouka, doumbek, caxixi, plastic tube samples) Kuntrun (Argentina, 1980’s)
Bombo (Argentina, 1970’s)
Cymbals (Zyldgian, Paiste)
Tun and bamboo drums (Mexico, Guatemala 1990’s)
Indonesian flutes (Java and Bali, 4 of them)
Upright Bass (custom 1910, Argentina)
Marimba and Xylophone (real & samples)
Glockenspiel and Vibes (real & samples)
Ocarinas and clay “birds”
Toy Piano (French, 2005)
Strings fake or real? (combined samples and real performances of basses and cellos)
Crystal  Bowls  (samples)
Glass Harmonica (samples)
Analog Synths (E-mu, Korg)
Vocoder (Korg)
Arpeggiator synths (Korg, z3Ta)

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50 Snapshots by D.D.

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This year 2016 I’m creating a “catalogue” of my instruments and sonic possibilities as a multi-instrumentalist. For that purpose I’ll record several short snippets (I guess there’ll be 50 in total) with each and every instrument I own and play, performed solo or accompanied by other instruments, but one instrument at the time clearly in the spotlight.
I’ll be adding these snapshots one by one to a dedicated Soundcloud playlist here

I’m taking pictures of the actual instrument(s) when possible (there’ll be a couple of snapshots using my favourite samples, the rest is actual instruments I own).

50 Snapshots should be completed in 50 days or 50 weeks, I can’t really tell. You can get an announce from Soundcloud each time I add a new snapshot if you follow that list, I won’t bother you again by email.

More info here:  http://dedeland.com/snapshots.htm

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New album released by OMNIMUSIC (USA)

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15  new tracks composed and performed by DD have been released in the CD “Equinox” , December 2015, by OMNIMUSIC (New York, USA)

http://www.omnimusic.com/music_search/cd.php?c=czoyOiIxMyI7&lib=11

LAE 13 “Equinox”

Pull your audience into your futuristic sci-fi docu-drama with these mystery-laced audio textures. Sixteen gradually evolving tracks with broadcast edits.
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Two new bass recordings with my Drake Custom

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Mostly quiet, ambient, solo bass performances, with some additional FX . Reocrded in Paris November 2015.

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Swan Song compact-disc shipping now.

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“Swan Song” compact-disc arrived, pre-orders have been fulfilled as Nov 5th, thanks to all who supported this album buying it!! SSreleasedThe albums is presented on a beautiful gate-fold sleeve with a 8-page booklet. Cover photo by Juan Hitters. CD includes 29 minutes of  bonus material.

The special offer “free shipping worldwide” started on pre-order will continu till the end of November 2015

The offer of “free shipping worldwide,” valid for pre-orders remain in place until the end of this month (November 2015) in this page:


http://dedeland.com/swansongshop.htm


Starting December 1st you will find the CD in the usual shops (CD Baby, Amazon, Bandcamp) with their own shipping prices.

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Swan Song released Oct 15 2015

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New album release; Swan Song by Daniel Diaz. Downloads (MP3, Hi Res FLAC) available October 15th 2015.

CD (with bonus tracks) on pre order.

http://www.dedeland.com/swansongshop.htm

 

Special guests:
Steve Arguelles (UK) Drums
Patrick Bebey (Cameroun): Fender Rhodes
Gustavo Bulgach (USA/Arg) Clarinet
Javier Estrella (Argentina): Drums
Leandro Guffanti (Argentina/FR): Soprano sax
Damian Jarry (France) Cello
Line Kruse (Danemark) Violin David Lewis (Australia)  Flugel Horn
Olivier Manoury (France) Bandoneon
Daniel Miguez (Argentina) Drums
Norberto Pedreira (Argentina): Guitar
Bobby Rangell (USA): Sax & flute
Luis Rigu  (Argentina/FR): Quena, Sikus, Flutes
Inor Sotolongo (Cuba): Congas
Miguel Yanover (Argentina/FR): Tenor Sax

https://plus.google.com/+DanielDiazMusic
https://www.facebook.com/DanielDiazMusic

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Two solo bass tracks (with “DiazCustom5″ Drake Bass)

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Unaccompanied bass guitar.
Yes, it is sad.
Recorded July 14th 2015 in Paris.
First solo electric bass performance using my Drake Diaz-Custom5 electric bass.

Here the second one: solo bass and real time treatments:

 

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Metal Works: music for hand pans

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“Metal Works”

In 2014 Daniel Diaz accepted a publisher commission to compose and record a collection of  instrumentals based on DD’s Spacedrum hand pan. Re-mixed on May 2015 some of  these tracks are available for streaming on soundcloud:

http://soundcloud.com/daniel-diaz/sets/metal-works

Instrumental music performed on hand pans (halo, spacedrum, hang both samples and real instrument) and other electro-acoustic instruments. (Electric guitars and basses, marimba, synths, upright bass, ukulele, etc) Composed and performed by Daniel Diaz 2014.

Streaming here:

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DIAZ CUSTOM 5 bass guitar by Andrew Drake

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http://www.drakecustombass.com/wp-content/gallery/diaz-custom-031815/3600n-033.JPG

In 2014 Daniel Diaz and American luthier Andrew Drake collaborated on the design , research, and development of this gorgeous 5 string bass guitar. Andrew built her starting at the end of 2014 and decided to keep development for other clients under the name/model DIAZ CUSTOM 5  

http://www.drakecustombass.com/gallery/diaz-custom-5/

The first DIAZ CUSTOM 5 it’s been completed on April 2015.

This new, wonderful instrument with an extended range and increased playability will cover bass guitar and baritone guitar roles for D.D.’s upcoming projects and it’s a dream come true, an electric counterpart of his beloved L’arrivée acoustic (you can hear  this bass on DD’s trio album).

 

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New DD tracks on Cezame Music Agency

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New collection by Cezame Music Agency
“Eastern Europe Geopolitics” 

http://www.cezame-fle.com/images/generated/220X220_CEZ4184.jpg

 

Featuring two compositions by Daniel DIaz among other tarcks from some great composers like Selma Mutal, Thierry Caroubi, Eric Daniel, Cyrille Aufort, Alice Guerlot-Kourouklis, etc

 http://www.cezame-fle.com/disques/1540/eastern-europe-geopolitics.html

 

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