welcome

And thank you for stumbling across my site.

If you're here, you’re probably already familiar with at least one of my musical projects. Perhaps you already know my shoegaze/dream-pop songs, released under my own name or as Daniel Land & The Modern Painters. Or maybe you know the atmospheric landscape music I have released under the name riverrun. Or perhaps you will have heard about my previous involvement with better known bands like Engineers. You’ll find information about all of these things here. 

Although I’ve been releasing music for nearly a decade, this is the first time I’ve actually had a website. So, thanks for stopping by. And also, make sure you sign up to my mailing list to receive a free song from my archives, or follow the link to my Store. Either way, thanks very much for your interest! It means a lot. 

Daniel Land
October 2016
 


News

'Lilliput' CDs now sold out; standard download version still available 

Hello everyone,

The CD copies of the new riverrun album Lilliput sold out within three weeks, which is a record for a riverrun release. Wow! I cannot thank you all for coming along with me, on this unique little experiment!

I hope that those of you who bought the CDs enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed this whole process. 

For those that missed out on the limited run of CDs, you can still download a 'standard' version of the album from my Bandcamp page here, or you can read more about the album and its compositional process here.

I may compile some of the nicer, unexpected and unplanned moments from the larger composition into another release; please let me know if this is something you might be interested in. Either way, some selections from the longer composition will feature on a forthcoming non-narrative riverrun film - and it's also highly likely that I'll conduct a similar experiment for a future release. 

Thank you for your continued interest in my music!

 

Daniel Land
Hampshire, February 2018

 

 

New riverrun album available - fifty unique CD versions 

Hello everyone, and a Happy New Year to you all!

I'm very excited to announce a special new album by my ambient side-project riverrun, which is available  to order now. 

The album is a long, evolving piece of music that runs to over 50 hours in length – and each CD copy of the album contains a unique 60-minute “slice” of the composition, subtly different from every other copy in existence!

The album is available in a strictly limited run of 50 hand-numbered copies, from this website, where you can also listen to some samples of the piece. Alternatively, a standard (i.e. non-unique) download version will be available from my Bandcamp page in early February, once the CD copies have shipped. 

To buy the album, or listen to samples, head to this link, or check out www.danielland.co.uk/lilliput

'A Single Man' album available again / Free download of Red House Painters cover  Podcast

Just a quick one to note that my 2013 solo album A Single Man is available to purchase again, as a CD or a download, from my Bandcamp page

I made A Single Man to document the kind of things I was doing in my solo shows at the time - these shows were similar to acoustic performances, but with an electric guitar, and some nice guitar effects. I came to call them my "ambient solo" sets. 

If you want to hear an example, this post contains an mp3 download of my cover of the Red House Painters song 'Mistress' from around this time, which should give you a good idea of what I mean.

A Single Man is a full-length album, and contains hushed, stripped-down versions of Modern Painters songs such as 'Echo & Narcissus', as well as a handful of tracks unique to this release such as 'Amsterdam', 'Cinderella City', and 'Limerick'. It also contains the solo version of 'The Sweetest Lover', later released (in a full band version) on In Love With A Ghost. 

This album was released privately and quietly, and I had planned to let it drift into obscurity forever - but then I found a box of CDs that I forgot I had. So now seems as good a time as any to make it available again - if only for a while. 

There are around 25 CDs and I have no plans to make any more after they're gone. If anyone wants one, you can get one from my Bandcamp where the album is also available to stream or download. 

Enjoy :)

 

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  1. Mistress

The World In Tune - Expedia Commission 

So, here's a thing that I've been involved with over the last couple of months, but not really spoken about until now. 

I was commissioned by Expedia to create a generative ambient music composition, featuring musicians from all around the world. It turned out rather well - and seems to be getting some excellent press from Forbes and the like.  

The composition is split across 16 videos, with musicians on six continents, each of whom are playing simple musical parts that are designed to work with the others, wherever they are set going. Each musician's contribution is a slightly different length, so in true Eno-style, it should never exactly repeat itself, and each viewer makes their own subtly different version of the piece from everyone else. 

I've included the link below in case anyone wants to have a play with it, themselves.

I'm rather happy with how this turned out! 

World In Tune at Expedia: http://www.expedia.co.uk/vc/the-world-in-tune/ 
Forbes Article: Forbes.com

James G Anderson's film "Tuktoyaktuk" 

Happy to share an online stream of James G Anderson's film "Tuktoyaktuk", which features my riverrun track "Conover Beacon" as the soundtrack :) 

This excellent short film is currently showing at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, as part of Johan Hallberg Campbell's 'Coastal' project exhibition, which is well worth checking it for anyone in the area. It was shot with drones in sub-zero temperatures (apparently sometimes as low as -30c!) in Tuktoyaktuk, in the Inuvik Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada.

Well done James and Johan - looks great! 

To stream the film: https://vimeo.com/201731002
To stream the original track: https://danielland.bandcamp.com/album/romer-shoal

You wait four years for a new Daniel Land album, and then... 

Hello everyone, 

Happy release day to me! I'm pleased to announce that my new album of songs, In Love With A Ghost is now available to purchase worldwide via all the usual platforms - including Amazon, iTunes, and selected independent record stores - and of course, from my own store!

Some exceptionally kind words and reviews coming in, including this one from Primal Music, who said: 

"Land demands some kind of greater perspective or respect with this album... this is a dreamy, original and somewhat experimental piece of pop music, built on the genius of performance, production, song writing and sound". 

But don't take my word for it! The full album is available to listen, stream or buy at the following locations, and there are plenty of CDs available at either of these links as well: 

From my website: http://danielland.co.uk/store 
From my Bandcamp: https://danielland.bandcamp.com/album/in-love-with-a-ghost 

Thanks so much to everyone who bought one so far! All previous outstanding CD copies of the album were shipped on the 1st, 17th and 23rd of this month depending on when they were ordered, and I've also released the digital pre-orders as well. 

 

BUT THAT'S NOT ALL - THERE'S MORE! 

SURPRISE! I'm also releasing a second album today. 

Disclaimer: this is not a song album. It is the new album my ambient side project riverrun. The new record, Romer Shoal is the fourth riverrun album and may be of interest for any fans of ambient music, particularly those of Harold Budd or Brian Eno (particularly his On Land era). 

Like In Love With A Ghost, the album was largely inspired by the time that my partner and I spent in and around the New York area in 2014 and 2015, but this time more focused on the coastal or harbour areas.... I see it as a companion piece to the new song album - alternative sides of the same coin -  and for a while I considered releasing the two as a double album. 

Having lived with this album for some time now, I think it's possibly the best riverrun album, and definitely my favourite one. In fact, this is one of the few records that I've made that I actually enjoy going back to listen to.  

I'm very aware that this kind of music doesn't have as broad an audience as my song work, so for anyone that wants to take a chance on it, you can download the album free of charge for a limited period at my Bandcamp page. There is, of course, also a limited run of 50 CDs for the discerning few of you who still prefer to have physical copies of things ;-) 

To buy the CD, click here: http://danielland.co.uk/store 
To claim a free download, click here: https://danielland.bandcamp.com/album/romer-shoal 

You can also watch a video for an edit of the long last track "Dubos Point", which I shot on Coney Island in 2014, by clicking here. Or you can read more general information about my riverrun project by clicking here. Please feel free to share this email with any friends you might think would enjoy this kind of music or appreciate the free download!

Thanks everyone, 


Daniel Land 
London, November 2016 


Email: DanielLandMusic@gmail.com 
Website: www.danielland.co.uk

"New York Boogie-Woogie" gets top billing on BBC Fresh On The Net 

My new song "New York Boogie-Woogie" gets top billing in BBC Tom Robinson's Fresh On The Net this week. Thanks so much to Tom, the readers, and Sharon Pearce for picking the track and the kind words :) 

There's so many reviews and kind words coming in that I'm finding it hard to keep up - thanks so much to everyone for the kind words on the new music, it's nice to be back!

If you want to order pre-order my album In Love With A Ghost, you can do so now from my own store by clicking here. Any purchases come with an immediate download of the new album, and I'll be sending the CDs way in advance of the official November 25th release date.
 

My new album "In Love With A Ghost" 

Hello everyone!

Things have been very quiet for the last few years - but I'm happy to finally announce the release of my new album of songs, In Love With a Ghost, on November 25th :) You can order the album now at my Bandcamp page. Thank you to everyone for bearing with me over the last few years while I got my stuff together! 

Here's a link to the video for the track "New York Boogie-Woogie" that I shot in New York in 2014/15 with the assistance of my lovely boyfriend and friends. Thanks to the website The Skinny for premiering this, and for the kind words. Onwards and upwards!

Daniel 

Order the albumhttps://danielland.bandcamp.com/album/in-love-with-a-ghost
Watch the videohttp://www.theskinny.co.uk/videos/music/daniel-land-new-york-boogie-woogie-video-premiere

Free download of "New York Boogie-Woogie"

Available to anyone who joins my mailing list

Previous events

The Microdance / When The Sun Hits / Daniel Land

The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Road, Dalston

For my final gig of the year I will be performing solo, trying out of some of the newest songs from my soon-to-be-released fourth album, along with some old favourites.

Also on the bill are the recently reformed The Microdance, and Nottingham's excellent shoegazers When The Sun Hits.

Album launch party

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Sebright Arms, 31-35 Coate Street, London E2 9AG

Goodsouls Promotions are proud to present an extended set from Daniel Land (and his band) in this special album launch gig at the Sebright Arms in London.

Daniel and the band will be playing cuts from his new album "In Love With A Ghost", and old Daniel Land & The Modern Painters favourites.

With support from Evi Vine.

Order the album (ships end of October): https://danielland.bandcamp.com/album/in-love-with-a-ghost Evi Vine website: http://evivine.com/ Daniel Land website: www.danielland.co.uk