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 as Daniel Land or my previous band 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 over 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. 

 


News

New riverrun album - 'Southernmost' - CD/Download available 

Hello everyone, 

I'm happy to announce a new album by my ambient side-project riverrun, called 'Southernmost'. This album is a collaboration between myself and the Californian ambient musician William Delano - but I think you'll find it's very much in the riverrun style. 

The album is available now as a digital download, or as a limited edition CD. 

Click here to buy a CD, stream, or download from Bandcamp 
Click here to read more about riverrun 
Click here for some other music by William Delano

You may notice that this new album has been released from a dedicated riverrun Bandcamp page. I've done this to help separate out the various strands of my work - so, my songs, my riverrun material, and other projects will all have their own Bandcamp pages (more on some of those other projects shortly!) 

In the coming weeks I'll upload the other riverrun albums, plus a few rarities and curiosities - including some live recordings, and a ten-hour long version of the Lilliput generative composition I released last year!

Thanks as always for your interest!

Daniel

 

My new album 'The Dream Of The Red Sails' - Out Now!  

Happy New Year to you all! :) 

And happy album release date to me! I'm pleased to announce that my new album, The Dream Of The Red Sails, is out now! 

If you're still wanting a copy, you can get one from my Bandcamp page. The album is presented in a sturdy Super Jewel Case format, with a 12-page booklet and full colour artwork throughout - and any CD orders will be sent the next working day. 

From that link, you can buy the album on its own, or as a limited edition bundle with the bonus mini-album A Certain Kind of Light. But do hurry, there are only ten copies that bundle left. 

If you prefer to 'try before you buy', the full album is also available to stream here. It is also live on Spotify, Amazon Music, iTunes, and all major digital platforms. 

I've attached a free mp3 download of the album track 'Long Before The Weather' to this post as well. I hope you enjoy it! 

Warmest regards 

Daniel Land 
London

 

My new album 'The Dream Of The Red Sails' - Get your name in the credits!  

Hello everyone, 

I'm exceptionally happy to announce that my new album of songs, The Dream Of The Red Sails, is available to pre-order now! 

The Dream Of The Red Sails is an album of summery, wide screen Dream-Pop which, for me at least, is the most satisfying and complete album I've ever made. 

But don't just take my word for it! I've attached a free download of 'Skindivers', from the album, to this post. And you can pre-order, or find out more about the album, from the links below. 

The album will be officially released on January 7th. However, anyone who pre-orders the album from this website will receive the album by December, in plenty of time for Christmas.  

The album is available on CD, and you can throw in a bit of extra cash to get an exclusive bonus mini-album called A Certain Kind of Light (which features six new unreleased tracks on it), plus access to exclusive bonus material (including instrumental versions, an audio commentary, and an exclusive unreleased track) – AND, as thanks for your extra support, you will get "thank you" in the album credits!  
Click here to pre-order the album 
 

 

PRE-ORDER PACKAGES - MORE DETAILS 

The album is available in the following versions: 

Package 1: CD 
Pre-order the album today, receive an immediate download of 'Summer Song', and receive the album on compact disc by December 1st, five weeks before the release date. The CD is presented in a sturdy Super Jewel Case format with 12 page booklet and full-colour art and photography throughout. 
Click here to preorder 

Package 2: CD + Bonus Material + Your Name In The Credits 
Receive everything in Package 1, plus the bonus mini-album A Certain Kind of Light, presented on a CD in a cardboard wallet. Plus, receive a "Thank You" in the album credits, and access to downloadable bonus material including: album audio commentary, instrumental versions of all album tracks, and exclusive unreleased track 'I Should Have Danced With You'. If you want to purchase this option as a gift, please put the name of the person whose name should appear in the credits as a note at transaction stage. (Please note: due to manufacturing deadlines, last day to purchase the album and get your name in the credits is October 15th) 
This package has now sold out

Package 3: CD + Bonus Album & Material + 'Patron' Credit + More
For the truly dedicated person who really wants to support me in releasing this album, you will receive a credit as a 'Patron' in the album cover, plus everything in Packages 1 & 2, AND a whole bundle of extras including: download of my complete digital back catalogue (14 albums and 5 EPs, including riverrun, associated projects, and collaborations, worth over £120); a thank you letter; a homemade compilation CD (on a theme of your choice), and a handwritten lyric sheet (song of your choice). If you select this option, thank you so much! I will contact you after the order has been received to discuss your choices, and to send the back catalogue. (Please note: due to manufacturing deadlines, last day to purchase the album and get your name in the credits as a Patron is October 15th).
This package has now sold out

Best wishes, as always
 

Daniel Land 
London, September 2018

New Single - 'Skindivers' - Fourth album coming soon 

I'm delighted to present my new track 'Skindivers', the first slice from my forthcoming album of summery Dream Pop.

The track is available to stream from the media player at the bottom of my website, where you can also download the song for free in exchange for joining my mailing list! Just click on the word FREE in the bottom right-hand corner of the page.

Anyone on my list will have access to unique album pre-order options, once the release is announced. 

'Skindivers' is also available to purchase at Bandcamp, stream at Soundcloud, and will shortly be available from iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, Amazon, and other mainstream streaming/downloading platforms. 

 

'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  

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 :)

 

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

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Previous events

Daniel Land (Full Band Show, Bristol) + Silenzio + Dust Men

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The Thunderbolt, 124 Bath Rd, Bristol

Daniel Land returns to Bristol for the first time in ten years! This is a full-band show performing songs from his new album 'The Dream Of The Red Sails' plus old favourites. Tickets £4.50 advance, £5 on the door. Support from Silenzio + Dust Men.

Daniel Land (Full Band Show, London) + Veda + 1403

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Paper Dress Vintage, 352a Mare St, London

Full band set from Daniel Land, playing tracks from 'The Dream Of The Red Sails', 'In Love With a Ghost', and Daniel Land & The Modern Painters favourites. Tickets £6 advance, or £7 on the door. Support bands TBC.

Daniel Land at Dreaming Tracks Festival

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Aatma, Faraday Street, Manchester M1 1BE

My band and I will be playing at Aatma in Manchester as part of the Dreaming Tracks Festival, on 20th October, along with Hideka (Japan), Veer (Portugal), Purple Heart Parade, Sequin Sally and Veladrome.

Tickets are £10 (+ £1 booking fee) in advance, and the event will run from 4pm until around midnight, with our stage time expected to be around 7:30pm. We wil be playing new songs from 'The Dream Of The Red Sails', as well as some older Daniel Land & The Modern Painters favourites.

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