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In Daniel's Words: I
have been making music for as long as I can remember. But
that's because I am music...and so are you. I feel that
just being a homo sapien - alive on this planet - makes
one a musician. Our hearts beating, our brains vibrating
at a certain frequency. Perhaps this is what inspires me,
the fact that it is so natural, so intrinsic. Other artists
inspire me. I grew up listening to The Beatles on my dad's
vinyl collection. Me and my brother would dance around the
living room as those chords and melodies became firmly programmed
into our minds. It's hard to say what really inspires me.
I have wanted to be an artist ever since I was a child.
We are born with some things I guess. Nature inspires me.
Its scale (huge). Its Wildness. Its recklessness and abandon.
I'd like to think of Nature as a religion, something that
all of us belong to, like a Mother with her children. This
is what I am trying to say with my music: That gigantic
The Native Peoples of North America said that each
animal has a 'Medicine.' I have for a long time been interested
in studying Nature, especially wild animals and how they
live. The Native Americans even had a 'Spirit Animal,' an
animal that they felt a special affinity to or had a mystical
experience with. They would even include that animal in
their name. This is what I would like to portray in my music,
that Spirit or Medicine of an animal, of Wildness, of Nature.
They say that by 'tracking' or studying an animal, one gains
that animal's Medicine or wisdom. By making music that is
built around wild animals, I aim for the listener and for
myself, to gain that Medicine as it is portrayed through
the medium of Sound.
I'd also like to say with my music that connecting
with Nature helps us. Perhaps it's like finding your biological
parents if you were adopted. Along with all the amazing
things that are happening on the planet today are also some
really horrible things. I feel connecting with Nature and
nourishing that relationship is one piece of the puzzle
in healing ourselves. We see a Vision of the future in which
humans are living in Peace and Harmony. Living in a world
of Beauty and Purpose. I see living in a Sacred connection
with Nature as part of that, and I hope that through the
music i make that Vision can be nourished.
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