Dan Pound | Heat Waves

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Heat Waves

by Dan Pound

Tribal-ethno, ambient electronic, acoustic new age space music.
Genre: Electronic: Ambient
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1. Touching The Flame
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2. Glacier Retreat
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3. Earth Dance
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4. Atmospheric Change
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5. Eco Shift
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6. Shadows Remain
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7. Warming Of The Tides
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8. Light Of Being
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9. Backward In Time
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10. Into The Void
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Atmospheres both mystical and mesmerizing"
Aural Innovations

"Pound's approach of fusing old and new styles is satisfying and highly engaging"
Sonic Curiosity




"Heat Waves"---
Tribal/ethno/techno, ambient electronic, shamanic, acoustic new age soundworlds.

Poly-hybrid, world-fusion acoustic/electronic grooves with lots of didgeridoo, some Native American flute, vocal chants, E-bow guitar, and synth canvas make up this very dark yet contagious music.

Feel the current, Feel the impact of "Heat Waves".

The theme is the ever changing world climate that we very much impact. Not always in such a positive way however, with our higher technology and the production of the global warming process at an alarming rate. This music was made with the state of mind that "We can Change"..and grow and develop in other ways besides the strides we make in the name of "science".


Dan Pound was classically trained on piano, guitar and double bass at an early age and started writing songs soon after. He went on to be in the local honor orchestra and was soon writing pieces for the entire ensemble. Besides performing and composing, Dan has earned degrees in recording engineering and electronic music technology, and has received credits as 1st engineer and mixer for an indie jazz release, “Crusin’ Some Grooves” by the Steve Wolfe Quartet.

Over the last several years, Dan has developed a home project studio where he does most of his work now recording and producing his music independently. His specialties are ambient electronic/ acoustic new age/ world and soundtrack material.

Dan has earned numerous top 10 positions in various categories on Broadjam.com 's top 10 lists, and many of his pieces have been included in monthly top charts for the FM ambient radio programs, “Secret Music” and “Stars End”.
Dan’s Cd, “Solar Nexus”, was named one of the top ten Cd’s reviewed in 2006 on the review webzine, “Melliflua”.

Dan’s credits also include:
Greenpeace Organization: music used for a documentary called, “Changes in Climate, Changes in Lives”.
Image maker advertising Inc.: for use of background/filler music for internet online sales promotions.
Q.O.C productions: for use of music for internet website promotions.

Influences and sound-likes are:
Steve Roach, Tangerine Dream, Brian Eno, Patrick O’Hearn,
Vangelis, Kevin Breheny, Michael Stearns, Vidna Obmana, Robert Rich.


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Sonic Curiosity

53 minutes of compelling music
This release from 2006 features 53 minutes of compelling music.

It takes inventive guts to combine didjeridoo with metallic percussion, but Pound has the skill to pull it off with tasty flair. Lighthearted electronics generate a strange backdrop for this contrast, punctuated by more tender rhythms and brief outbursts of vocal elation.

Subsequent tracks continue to reflect this predilection for mixing modern sounds with ancient timbres. Haunting electronics drift in tandem with primitive chants. Snappy tempos are dogged by breathy didjeridoo textures while guttural mutterings summon piercing tones into prominence. Ethnic percussives pitter with lively agitation while drones of ominous character surge into an enveloping cloud.

The percussives provide a sharply modern edge for the tribal disposition produced by the moody electronics. The constant presence of didjeridoo and shamanistic chants enhances these primitive aspects, which are in turn violated by the futuristic flair created by the synthesizers' crisp wailings and shuddering pulsations.

The rhythms are softly dynamic and suitably stimulating when mixed with the eerie soundscapes that are produced by the coexistence of tribal instruments and technological machinery.

Pound's eccentric approach of fusing old and new styles is satisfying and highly engaging. His compositions establish thrilling intersections between exotic yesterdays and mysterious tomorrows.