Release 24 april 2020
“Letters of Gold” sees a shift away from the story-telling country noir atmosphere of his debut towards a more groove based approach where bass, electronic and percussive elements come to the foreground on a big, rich production canvas. The importance of song nevertheless remains central to the whole thing with Dan’s rich, warm vocal sound bringing it all home. The recording process involved multiple collaborations and file sharing with Dan’s favourite musicians from around the globe including bass players Madelief van Vlijmen and Judith Renkema (The Netherlands), co-producer, midi programmer and sound-scaper Michael Turner (Australia) and multi-instrumentalists Lucie Thorne & Matt Walker, who both appeared on his debut and again play prominent roles here. The result is a modern offbeat and lushly orchestrated earthy sound, sublimely glued together by genius producer/mixer/mastering engineer Zlaya, Dan’s long time go-to compadre when it comes to putting the sheen on records.
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