"Atmospheres both mystical and mesmerizing"
"Pound's approach of fusing old and new styles is satisfying and highly engaging"
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.