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Two transatlantic tracks with Gustavo Bulgach

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Genetically modified clarinet by Gustavo Bulgach Image by Casey Horner Poem by Taneda Santoka Nylon string electric bass, stratocaster guitar, samples and synths by DD This haiku inspired the music: “the milky-way at midnight a drunkard dances” April 2018, Paris and Los Angeles. . . . Clarinet performance inspired by Yusef Lateef and performed by […]

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A Full Year Farewell Waltz (acoustic instrumental)

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A very personal farewell track. Charangos Upright basses (multiple bowed bass section) Acoustic bass guitar Upright bass (pizz) Vibraphone Acoustic piano Accordina. String orchestra (samples) Composed and performed by DD, Paris, December 2017-February 2018. Photo by Ethan Weil

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Travelling in situ, revisited version of an old track

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Created for junto0324: ….Think about music that isn’t distracting and suggests momentum. March 2018. Original version here: Daniel-diaz – Travelling-in-situ For this one I decided to rework a personal project from last year, a track I composed while unable to move from a certain place, but looking at the open sea through the window, music […]

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The Wandering Days (disquiet0322) Free Download

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Created for: 322nd weekly Disquiet Junto project (The Wanderer: Make a short piece of music that encourages the the mind’s tendency to wander) Here my take on this, a divagating fusion piece, with no clear tonal focus, many melody glimpses that never establish completely, and to make it “worst”, something I use sometimes to create […]

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Acoustic soundscape for Ambient Online’s challenge “Image Inspired Dare 23”

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Created by DD in Fuengirola, Spain in response to Ambient Online’s challenge “Image Inspired Dare 23”, 30th December 2017. Bowed upright basses Piano Field Recordings (Wind) Treated orchestra samples I wanted to represent in sound the immensely big and the infinitely small miracles in nature, with little simple sounds and the hugeness of Upright basses […]

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Two new albums available for download: Nightwatch and Landscapes…

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Ending 2017 with new releases, Two new albums available for download: Nightwatch EP (music for electric basses) Nightwatch (EP) by Daniel Diaz album cover © sabine pigalle   and Landscapes, Consonance and Solitude landscapes, consonance & solitude by Daniel Diaz 18 track compilation, 2006-2015 soundtrack and production music by daniel diaz Includes digital booklet. album […]

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Before And After (The Last Boat)

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Melancholic instrumental “baroque” reflection in two parts 1- gratitude and remembrance (bittersweet pseudo-tango ballad) 2- mourn and sadness (ambient bass live take and audio detritus from the previous part) Dedicated with gratitude and love to PDN, May 1934 – Nov 2017 No synthesiser used on this one. Electric bass guitar (my Drake DiazCustom5) Wurlitzer A200 […]

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Aux compositeurs barbares (instrumental riff)

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New experimental track created for a junto project in homage to punk: same riff performed with variations and interpolations, on Stratocaster guitars (crunch & overdrive versions, different octaves) 4 tracks Epiphone Casino Guitar (clean and crunch) 2 tracks Bass harmonics Fretless Bass Electric bass 1 (low B) Electric bass 2 ( jazz bass, pick and […]

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Acoustic soundscape for a haiku

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  NO SYNTHESISERS USED. I played the same note (La – A) or a basic power chord (A-E-A)on several instruments: Upright piano Acoustic guitar (nylon string) Ukuleles (2) Charangos (2) Upright bass Electric bass guitar (2) Then I played some harmonic sparks on my bass guitar and some random hi pitch notes on the piano […]

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Sin Ain’t what it used to be (fretless bass recitativo)

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Instrumental, melodic fretless bass (my good old Sekine custom, circa 1985). Solo fretless bass take, doubled with a moog synth and sparse synth pad on the background. Delay, panner and reverbs as only FX here. Simple “recitativo” melody, no solos, no big development other that the repeated coda/cadenza. Performed by DD, Paris, France, July 2017. […]

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