"Shamanistic music for the 21'st century"
Dene Bebbington for Ambient Visions
"Dan Pound understands the importance of making clear contact with the spaces within ourselves"
Matt Rowe for Musictap.net
Electronic, shamanic, organic ambient soundworlds.
On hearing the opening piece "taking Flight", you know right away that you are in for a journey that will take you to deep and wide spaces. (hear Taking Flight on Dan's website)
It is at once beautiful, dreamy, introspective and calming, but also celebratory, triumphant and energetic.
The pieces here move and flow and spin together to create a dynamic series of moods and spaces within.
Those spaces are both warm and inviting, almost womb-like.
Using synths and programming mixed with organic instruments such as didgeridoo, droning vocal chants, flute, percussion, rocks, bowls and even ice water swirled in a large pot.
Get ready to fly away to other worlds once more by means of the music of Dan Pound and this new work, "Everflow".
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.