Soundcloud “thematic” playlists

You can find on Daniel Diaz Soundcloud channel many experimental tracks, works in-progress and collaborations.

DD created some playlists compiling tracks made (or suitable) for audio-visual projects.

Playlists are compiled by style/genre, most of this tracks are unpublished:

Orchestral-Acoustic

Ambient

Film Noir

Experimental- Noise

Experimental – ElectroAcoustic

Electro-Naif

World Instrumentals

There is also a playlist with a selection of DD’s production music and film/TV tracks, music already used:

Soundtrack Playlists

Swan Song

Swan Song

Swan Song is the final statement (and final physical release) by Daniel Diaz after The Years Alone and Seguundo Cilco,in the same wolrd-jazz style.

Produced by Daniel Diaz

Recorded between 2009 and 2014 in Buenos Aires, Lanus and Villa Gesell (Argentina), Paris and Montreuil (France), Los Angeles (USA). Mixed and mastered 2015 in Paris.

Performed by

Daniel Diaz: acoustic and electric Basss, acoustic and electric guitars, requinto, upright bass, acoustic and electric piano, keyboards, vibes, hang, harmonium, percussion, accordina, charango, ukulele, programming.

Featuring :

Steve Arguelles (UK) Drums
Gustavo Bulgach (USA/Arg) Clarinet
Patrick Bebey (Cameroun) Fender  Rhodes
Javier Estrella (Argentina) Drums
Leandro Guffanti (Argentina) 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 (Arg/Fr) Guitar
Bobby Rangell (USA) Alto Sax, flutes
Luis Rigu (Arg/Fr) : Flutes
Inor Sotolongo (Cuba) Congas
Miguel Yanover (Argentina) Tenor Sax

Cover design by Sergio Pittaluga

Photo by Juan Hitters

ORDER Worldwide:
Bandcamp/Swan Song

CD & Download

Listen: Spotify

Swan Song (cover art) album by Daniel Diaz
swan song photo [c]juan hitters

Swan Song track list

  1. Otoño y Martes (love theme n°1)
  2. Os Historicos
  3. Romántica Cromática
  4. Antefinal                                    
  5. Ganimedes
  6. Erik Satie’s Farewell                   
  7. Alexis Luminoso                          
  8. Tristesse Collateral                     
  9. Same Old Song                          
  10. Harold’s Lake                 
  11. Resumé (Swan Song)

total time 47:26

Bonus Tracks:

  1. Palermo
  2. Neo Zamba (Fin de Siècle)        
  3. New York Polonaise                   
  4. Gandolfini Etc.
  5. Vignette L.A.                      

total time 29:23

Composed by Daniel Diaz.

Total full album time:  77:16

Liner notes:

This album is called Swan Song. Here you will find the last chapter in the research I started with my very first album in 1993. In terms of style, Swan Song can be considered as the third and last part of a trilogy (started with The Years Alone and Segundo Ciclo in between) of solo “composer” albums where I can also show my skills as a multi-instrumentalist and arranger, and gather compositions written in different places and times, with varied styles and instrumentations.

Like the two aforementioned discs, I asked for help from some friends that I like (people with whom I played and shared stages and recording studios over the years, and a couple of new partners). These great musicians gave life to these songs and added musicality and talent to Swan Song. They managed to interpret the meaning I intend of all this: simplicity and beauty prevail over technique.
Here you’ll find simple and catchy instrumental compositions with strong, sensitive melodies, passionate and sophisticated harmonies and atmospheres, rather gentle rhythms and a variety of instruments and sounds.
In Swan Song there are tracks with odd and irregular metric, unexplained modulations, dozens of time-signature changes, erroneous dissonances, tempo shifts, etc. But hopefully it all goes unnoticed (only visible to the musicians who read the sheet music and to those who try to transcribe this music).

So it is ok if this long record seem banal and simple to some listeners. But may the sensitivity it hides reach the hearts of some. It was made with all my soul and heart, I swear 

DD November 2014

Swan Song by my friend, the late great Sergio Pittaluga (Uruguay)
Swan Song by Sergio Pittaluga

Segundo Ciclo

Segundo Ciclo

by Daniel Diaz
(Timeless records 2002)

Recorded at “Pleasure Dome Studios”, Buenos Aires, Argentina between January and July 1997.

Released worldwide by Timeless Records in 2002.

Segundo Ciclo is Daniel Diaz’s sophomore release, a follow up to The Years Alone in the same wolrd-jazz style.

Performed by Daniel DIAZ :
(Acoustic Piano, Keyboards, Acoustic and Electric Basses, Upright Bass, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Percussion, Drums, Programming.)

with:

Manuel MIRANDA : Flutes, Soprano, Alto and Tenor Saxes.    
Daniel MIGUEZ : Drums.    
Julian HOJMAN : Tenor Sax.
Juan Cruz URQUIZA : Trumpet.   
Gabriel KIRSCHENBAUM :Acoustic Guitar.   
Horacio LOPEZ : Percussion.
Gustavo PAGLIA : Bandoneon.   
Rikhi HAMBRA : Percussion.    
Miguel Angel AMARAL : Voices.

Arranged and Produced by  D.D.

ORDER Worldwide:
Bandcamp/Segundo Ciclo

CD & Download

Listen: Spotify

Segundo Ciclo  (cover art) album by Daniel Diaz
segundo cilco (2002)

Track list:

1. Segundo Ciclo 6:44
2. Calcarea 6:25
3. Final Jersey Side 6:51
4. Trois Vibes N°1(juillet 14) 3:07
5. 22 Orientales 6:30
6. Monterrico’s Blues 8:40
7. Final Troisi 7:01
8. Ometepe’s 7:24
9. Hipertrunca 4:07
10. Lerdo 85 5:36
11. Trois Vibes No.3 4:34

Composed by Daniel Diaz.
Total Time:  55:36

Cover design by Sergio Pittaluga

The Years Alone

The Years Alone

by Daniel Diaz
(Green Linnet-Xenophile/USA 1995)

Recorded during 1993 in Buenos Aires and released worldwide by the Green Linnet/Xenophile label (on CD and Cassette) The Years Alone is Daniel Diaz debut album.

The Years Alone was released digitally (downloads) for the first time in 2015 and available on streaming services on February 2019.

Performed by Daniel DIAZ :
(Keyboards, Electric Basses, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Percussion, Drums, Programming.)

with:

Manuel MIRANDA : Flutes, Soprano and Alto Saxes, Quena, Sikus, Chekere.
Pato LOZA : Drums.
Ricky OLARTE : Congas.
Gustavo PAGLIA : Bandoneon.
Rikhi HAMBRA : Tabla.
Miguel Angel AMARAL : Voices.
Beto SATRAGNI: Bass, Percussion, Voice.

ORDER Worldwide:
Bandcamp/The Years Alone
CD & Download

Listen: Spotify

The Years Alone (cover art) album by Daniel Diaz
The Years Alone

Track list:

1>El Jardin a la Distancias
2>Sur y Nortes
3>Moboro
4>Lluvias Costerass
5>Chacabass
6>Astor
7> First Tango
8> La China y el Matador
9> 23 Punks
10>Candombe p’al Beto
11>Mr Davis
 

Composed by Daniel Diaz.
Total Time:  55:36