Daniel Martin Moore
Recession Beater Low Dough Show #2 with Sub Pop recording artist Daniel Martin Moore and special guests Jentri Colello and Robby Schiller (of the Blueheels.
Daniel Martin Moore-
The first thing you'll notice about his debut, Stray Age is its simplicity. Its a folk record, evoking certain feelings (as all good records should), but theres a gentle approach to its sound and the way Moores voice phrases his words. Stray Age was recorded in Los Angeles in three different spurts, the first two sessions taking place in October and December of 2007, then the third in February of 2008. He even got some people youve heard of to help him out. Joe Chiccarelli (The Shins, U2, The White Stripes) took on co-production, recording and mixing duties. Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, Tori Amos) played upright bass. Jesca Hoop lent her voice to The Old Measure and Restoration Sketches. And Petra Haden (Bill Frisell, Beck) adds violin to Its You, The Hour Of Sleep, and The Old Measure.
Moore is most captivating as a singer, one who doesnt seem concerned with usual folkie fodder. If you ask him what his musics abouta legitimate questionhe just politely shrugs his shoulders in a way that says, thats up to you to figure out. But, the insights in Stray Age are not secrets and would never hope to be. Thats a good thing, as Moores much more of an optimist, hopefully anticipating the things that are just around the corner. Thatll Be The Plan strums along to a soft drumbeat, a traveling narrative centered around delicate mandolin solos. The one cover on the album, Who Knows Where The Times Goes, has Moore slowly, softly singing Sandy Denny, coupling his gentle coaxing with a faint vibraphone.
Yet as simply as Daniel Martin Moore thinks of Stray Age, its rich with understated complexities that take you to places that people like Nick Drake and Mojave 3/Slowdive principal Neil Halstead have been cited as doing. Theres a soft swing in the vocals reminiscent of Chet Baker. But the one thing with Moore, that we like to think of as separating him from the pack, is hes looking forward. He wants to go places, he wants you to come with him, and were finding him right in that moment.
Stray Age is a work that welcomes a listener to know it. This is Daniel Martin Moore. He comes from a place both geographically and personally removed from any sense of the independent music scene. Clearly, thats okay.
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Madison, WI 53703
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