The Dreadful Melodies is the home studio project of singer/songwriter Daniel P. Rible. Rible supplied vocals and guitar in the now defunct reggae rock group Mahatma Peak. He shared the stage with acts such as The Derek Trucks Band, T.M. Stevens, John Brown's Body, Kottonmouth Kings, God Street Wine, Members of G-Love and the Special Sauce, and members of Burning Spear during his tenure in the Asbury Park, NJ music scene. Mahatma broke up nearly a decade ago, but Rible has been recording and experimenting with music ever since.
Daniel's main instrument is the guitar, but he tinkers with a multitude of instruments, most of which were found at stoop sales and estate sales. He collects cheap vintage synthesizers, string, percussion and reed instruments. His prize possessions are his Casio SK1 lo-fi sampler, a hand carved bamboo Xaphoon, and a stylus-operated Stylophone 350S like the one used in David Bowie's "Space Oddity".
In 2011, Daniel self produced, recorded, and performed his compelling debut release "Strange Commodity". In 2012 he released his sophomore effort "Empty Entity" and a remix album called "White Noise Maker". Daniel is currently working on his first fim score for a short film called "Last Night on Earth" by Ed Bergtold.