Singles

Daniel Diaz started releasing digital singles in January 2019, some new music, some remixes or reworks from his unreleased back catalogue:


2020 singles:


Spring is Coming, Somewhere, Somehow

Experimental-instrumental (orchestral soundscape)

DD, Paris, Summer 2017
Cello
Upright basses
samples: strings and brass

feat. Gustavo Bulgach (clarinet)

Music for this Haiku by Takarai Kikaku:

Springtime in Edo,
Not a day passes without
A temple bell sold.

鐘ひとつ賣れぬ日はなし江戸の春

Photo by Cater Yang

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Transience (Letting Go)

Experimental-instrumental-electro-acoustic

Ukuleles
Synth bass
Treated orchestral samples
Electric piano
Analog synthesizers
Marimba
Electronica
Voices

8 tracks of fretless bass guitar recorded on Friday 24th 2017 between 15h and 17h.
Alarm clocks and bells from my vaults.
Love,
DD

Composed and performed by DD, Paris, France.

Photo by DD, Kyoto, Japan, 2019.

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Fretless Wake Up Call

Experimental-instrumental fretless bass

This is your fretless bass alarm clock. Best way in town for a happy, glorious wake up.

8 tracks of fretless bass guitar recorded on Friday 24th 2017 between 15h and 17h.
Alarm clocks and bells from my vaults.
Love,
DD

Composed and performed by DD, Paris, France.

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Copernicus’ Bad Idea

New charango track featuring Miguel Yanover (recorder/flauta dulce)

Instruments I played:

Ukulele Bass (Kala U-Bass)
Two Ukuleles
Marimba
Tongue Drum
Harmonica
Lead analog synth
Balafon (x2)

Special guest Miguel Yanover: Soprano sax.

Photo by Lena Bell

Composed and performed by DD, Paris, October 2019 

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El Destino

Fusio experimental-instrumental

Instruments I played, in order of appearance:
Charango
Acoustic bass guitar
Synthesizer
Bombo legüero
Pezuñas
Marimba/Tongue Drum

Composed and performed by DD, Paris, October 2019 

Photo by DD, Asturias, Spain, 2016

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Errante Sedentario

New experimental-instrumentalorchestral soundscape

Orchestral soundscape, using real cello performances from various sources including Pierre Fournier, Damien Jarry and Mr Rostropovich, Violin samples from my vinyl collection including Yehudi Menuhin’s Bach sonatas , and electronica, synths and samples performed by myself @ the pleasure dome, June 2017.

Bowed upright bass section recorded by myself also.

Photo by N.A.S.A.

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Un Altro Angelo (synth orchestral version)

(charango Pan-American road movie)

Instruments:

Electric basses
Upright bass
Drums (brushes)
Electric piano
Acoustic guitars
Vibes Synthesizer

Composed and performed by Daniel Diaz, Paris France November 2019

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Mojave Gaucho

(charango Pan-American road movie)

Instruments:

Electric basses
Upright bass
Drums (brushes)
Electric piano
Acoustic guitars
Vibes Synthesizer

Composed and performed by Daniel Diaz, Paris France November 2019

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It Is Coming…

Dark experimental ambient.

Instruments I played, in order of appearance:


Electric bass guitar (jazz bass with pick)
2x Ronrocos
Electric guitar (stratocaster)
Bombo legüero
Pezuñas
Harmonica

Composed and performed by DD, Paris, October 2019


Photo by Mahir Uisar

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El Lanin

Classic “Instrumental Andino” tune, composed and performed by DD September 2019. Remixed January 2020.

Instruments:

Electric basses
Upright bass
Drums (brushes)
Electric piano
Acoustic guitars
Vibes Synthesizer

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Habanera de los Pedros

Instruments:

Electric basses
Upright bass
Drums (brushes)
Electric piano
Acoustic guitars
Vibes Synthesizer

Composed and performed by Daniel Diaz, Paris France November 2019

Dedicated to my father, to Pedro Almodovar, and all the Pedros in Asturias during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)

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Magnolia Blosoms

Ambient experimental instrumental, electric guitar solo over rich electro-acoustic drone. composed and performed by dd

Inpired by this haiku:

“the sky I see
seems full
of magnolia blossoms”

photo by andrii ganzevych

poem by Natsume Sōseki

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2019 singles:


Water in C

Experimental instrumental single. From a 2018 junto challenge, Assignment: Record a piece of music in tribute to Terry Riley’s In C using only samples of water sounds)

Used:
-Several water samples, drops on a glass, waves of the sea (Baltic and South Atlantic) , – a brandy glass hit with a stick
– rain drops (field recording)
– several instances of Chris Watson’s Ice and Water Recordings for Geosonics
– and a grand piano.

Photo by Tim Marshal

Created by DD, Paris July 20th 2018

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La mécanique de l’âme

New neoclassical experimental single, last single for this productive 2019.

14 tracks of bowed upright basses (harmonics, effects and multiple layered bass and hi pitched notes)
Some samples (harp, violin)
Sound effects, noises.
Cello.

Composed and performed by DD 2019

 Photo by DD, Oslo, Norway 2018

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When Robots Cry In Buenos Aires

Instrumental experimental.
Sad, contemplative & melancholic bandoneon solo (performed by the great Olivier Manoury). 

Synthesizers

radio interferences

glitch and noises. 

Composed and performed by DD in Paris, France.

Remixed and a bit reworked November 2019.
Image by Franck V.

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December Vignette

Instrumental contemplative & melancholic little piece.  Composed and performed by DD in Paris, France, one December morning.

Acoustic bass guitars
Celeste

Process: paulstrech, reverbs, delay.

photo: jessica furtney

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A History of Bittersweetness

Instrumental bittersweet & melancholic ballad. Dedicated from my heart to N.C.

Composed and performed by DD in Paris, France, May 2019.

Classical Guitar
Acoustic Piano
Upright Bass
Drums (brushes)
Vibraphone
Electronica soundscape
Music box samples.

photo by click-and-learn-photography

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Aspro

A New mix for a 2018 ambient track recorded in Paris, France.

Hang
Bowed upright basses
Harmonium
Treated acoustic soundscapes

Performed by DD in Paris , France.

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Broadcasting From The Desert

A single with a “B-Side” like they use to be…

1- Broadcasting From The Desert
electric guitar and treatments/noises

2- Lost In Cordoba
The source track for “Broadcasting…” a solo electric guitar little theme, perofmred on Edgar Grau’s Epiphone Joe Pass hollow body guitar and recorded by Edgar using his vintage Neumann U47 mic, Cordoba, Spain, 2016.

Photo by Tim de Groot

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The Limit of the Rare Bird

A new , expanded and updated version of this track I composed for a @naviar-records Haiku 2 1/2 years ago:

Daniel-diaz – The-limit-of-the-rare-bird

Flutes,
ocarinas,
upright basses,
synths,
soundscapes
by DD

Photo by D.D. (Perigord Noir, france 2016)

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The Long Sleep

Dark-melodic-ambient instrumental

A New version of an instrumental composed and recorded some years ago for London’s Haiku Fest, “The Long Sleep” is here reworked on electric guitar and soundscapes, always experimental- instrumental in styla and dark and melancholic in mood.

Electric Guitar (startocaster)

Electro-acoustic soundscapes

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The Wind Down The Fields of Autumn

Electro-acoustic, naive and sensitive instrumental.

Electric piano
Electro-acoustic soundscapes
Electric basses
Cello
String section (sample library)
Spoken voice (reading of a poem by Pablo Neruda)

.

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Prasino

New ambient single released today, “PRASINO”


Acoustic piano

Electro-acoustic soundscapes

Bowed upright basses

Infinite reverbs

Composed and performed by DD


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Would You Focus, Please?

Acoustic intrumental.

Recording on the road, at 37°09’01.7″S 56°53’06.9″W
Used what I have with me: one Requinto on the photo (taken on recording location) an instrument I bought in Tegucigalpa 22 years ago.

8 tracks of it recorded with an AKG 451, then I converted one melody track to midi and triggered a lead synth on z3TA-2.
Added some upright bass notes from my vault, notes I recorded 13000 km away from here long time ago, or in a different timeline….

A major, 168bpm in 7/4 time.

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Meditation

New ambient single.

Hybrid Eb minor/major nine minutes meditational soundscape.
-Drone performed on my Harmonium from New Delhi, using all 3 possible stops and a “drone”.(4 tracks)
-Live Hang improvisation recorded with two microphones in Paris.
-Upright bass (bowed ) softly sustaining a root note all along.

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Zahara or the Ocean’s Edge

Composed by DD in Zahara De Los Atunes, Cádiz, Andalucía, España.

Instruments:
Accordina
Charango
Udu drum
Upright bass
Indonesian flutes.
Performed by DD , Barbate, Spain and Paris , France.

Photo by Joel Vodell

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Meet The Eye

Experimental melodic ambient.

Recorded and mixed on the road, exactly at
37°09’01.7″S
56°53’06.9″W

Requinto (acoustic , steel string)

Samples and electronica.

A lap top and headphones creation.

Remixed in Paris, summer 2019 for this release.

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The Endless Solitude of a Mountain Village

composed and performed by DD
ukuleles (two takes, L/R)
reverse ukulele
muted upright piano
treated piano (pick and bow)
sine wave monophonic synthesizer
khim (samples)
brass section (albion I)

photo by ricardo gomez angel
poem by iliyana stoyanova

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Une étérnité, voir plus

Composed and performed by DD, recorded in Paris, France, September 4th and 5th 2017.
All the “pad” sound come from several reverb units and plugins: infinite decay reverb, freeze reverb particle reverb, granular reverb, etc.

instruments used, in order of appearance :

Electric guitar (distorted power chord)
bowed upright bass section (8 takes)
3x Startocaster (clean) electric guitar
2x Martin Acoustic guitars (L/R)
3rd Acoustic Guitar (Center)
Spanish guitar
Electric bass guitar (Drake custom)
Acoustic Piano
A brass section sample (towards the end)

Chords used:
Emaj – F#m – G#m – G#m(maj7) – Amaj(7/9/#11) – Amaj(6/7) – E aug

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Full Summer Moon

What is this?

Acoustic naive instrumental divertimento in 2 parts,
5/4 time signature

spacedrum
hang
ukuleles (2)
upright bass
synthesizer
marimba
xylophone

Photo by by Chris Child

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Emily Dickinson

Classical guitar, soundscape, spoken voice.

A contemplative musical appreciation of Emily DICKINSON (1830 – 1886) composed and performed by D.D. in Paris, France, September 2018.

Includes “selected Poems of Emily Dickinson Read by: Becky Miller
used with much love and gratitude.

00: 00 After great pain, a formal feeling comes
01:04 Hope is the thing with feathers
02:02 The Soul selects her own society,
02:40 I never hear the word “escape”

 

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Galaxio

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 to create some still+-moving harmonic content. (Mostly around Am/Amaj) The sustained drones are reverbs of many “long-infinite decay” types. I added some field recordings (mountain forests, etc)

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Altiplano Electrico

experimental & panoramic electric guitar.

Performed by DD in Paris, solo Epiphone Sheraton electric guitar.

Photo by by Setuan Ajina

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The Black Rain

experimental acoustic ambient.

Performed by DD in Paris, January 22nd 2018 (ukulele, bowed upright basses)
No Synthesizers used, nor samples.

Photo by Colin Rex

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Tibetan Bowls

experimental acoustic ambient.

New single performed on several Tibetan bowls, hit and rubbed with wood mallets.

Composed and perforemd by D.D. 2019

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Un Clásico Andino

DD: charango, upright bass, percussion, synth pad
Miguel Yanover: recorder (flute à bec)

Recorded at different times from 2013 till 2015 in Argentina, France and Spain.

Photo is from Arto Marttinen

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Concrete

Ambient, mostly acoustic track.

Features:

Indian Harmonium as it sounds listened through concrete walls

Synths and electric piano buried on “concrete basement” convolution reverb.

Composed and performed by Daniel Diaz, 2019.

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Finisterre

Melodic-Ambient, mostly acoustic track.

  • Tibetan bowls
  • Shakuhachi
  • Melodica Hohner
  • Treated dulcimer
  • Clocks
  • Tongue drums (treated)
  • Matrix 12 synth pad
  • Voices

Composed and performed by DD in Paris, France, May 2018.

https://awal.lnk.to/Finisterre


The Uncertain Glory Of An April Day

Acoustic experimental instrumental using changing odd time signatures.

Ukuleles (two takes left-right)
Upright bass
Marimbas
Harmonium
Drums
Caxixis
Analogue synth (à la Rick Wright)

Composed and performed by DD, December 2018

Photo by Vivek Kumar

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To The Moonlight

Neoclassical

Two Ukuleles
Multiple bowed upright basses
Cellos and Violins from different libraries.
Accordina.

Performed by DD in Paris, 2018

Image by Benjamin Child

https://awal.lnk.to/tothemoonlight


La Morne

Melodic Ambient

Drone/Soundscape based on the extraordinary sustain of my Drake Custom 5 bass (main tracks here are a drone (volume pedal) impro and an harmonics melody on that bass)
Additional sounds are orchestral samples, synthesizers, a violin track through granulate plugin and some martin J15 acoustic guitar strums severely manipulated using Paulstrech software.

Track inspired by the magnificent light and amazing wind blowing around La Morne, in the middle of the Indian Ocean, at the south-west end of Mauritius, during certain days of the month of August.

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A Ghostly Melody

Experimental melodic ambient

Piano
Soundscape (synths and samples)
Reverbs
Delays

April 2018, Paris France

Picture by Casey Horner

https://awal.lnk.to/aghostlymelody


Silent Facing The Sea

Experimental instrumental

piano

brass samples

soundscape

synthesizers

Composed and performed by Daniel Diaz

Paris, France, October 17-18th 2018.

Image by Patrick Fore

https://awal.lnk.to/silent


Shallow Water, Winter Moon

Experimental instrumental

Electric guitar (Epiphone semi-hollow body)
Geosonic samples:
Field recordings by Chris Watson (ice and water)
Treatments (delay, filter, saturation, paulstrech)

Picture by Teddy Kelley

Performed by DD, Paris, France, January 24th and 25th 2018

https://awal.lnk.to/UZQDL


Aux Compositerus Barbares

A riff an its interminable variations.

Instrumental experimental rock.

Electric guitars
Acoustic guiatrs
Upright bass
Ukulele
Electric basses

Composed and performed by DD, November 2017.

Photo by Frida Bredesen

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World’s End Serenade

Proto-ambient-post-rock

12 electric guitars (clean, distortion, e-bow)
Bass guitar
Keyboards
synthesizers.

Composed and performed by DD June 2018

Image by Karsten Wurth

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