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Sad songs for sad moments and sad people.
As you may have read in one of my previous posts, Daniel Abary took a turn from making acoustic music as Four Visions to more cheerful noise pop/shoegaze tunes with his new project Youth Castles. For those of you who liked Four Visions Dan released an album called B-Sides & Forgotten Poems today.
“B-Sides & Forgotten Poems” is a collection of songs that didn’t make it into the release I put out in October 2010 called “Poems.” This release also contains a lot of older material I wrote in the past. Older songs like “Sea Of Twirls” were written and recorded when I was still in high school. “Spirit Fuck” is an example of improv on a friends garage band program whilst being ‘sorta-drunk.’ And “Graveyard Photos” is a terrible ‘think-piece-poem-filler’ i recorded on cassette (haha).
If you liked Dan’s music so far or if you just enjoy listening to some good acoustic music this might be something for you. You can download it for free on the Four Visions bandcamp. Be sure to take a look at the other material on there as well. Poems is available for purchase at that same bandcamp page, so if you feel generous and want to support Dan in exchange for some good music, get on it.
You might know Dan Abary through his music project Four Visions, about which I posted one or two times before and which got an honourable mention in my favourite EP’s list. Two days ago Dan released three demo tracks on bandcamp for a new project he’s been working on for some time now. It’s called Youth Castles and sounds completely different from his earlier work as Four Visions.
“I have taken a break from the emotional acoustic poetry I tend to write in the winter months—the constant sadness I remind myself of when writing those kind of songs is really taking a toll on me emotionally as a person. I decided I wanted to write stuff that aesthetically is more cheerful and poppy.”
Inspired by noise pop and shoegaze tunes from the likes of amongst others Slowdive and My Bloody Valentine, Dan is making songs that he wants to “convey a feeling of dreamy space ships flying uncontrollably through waves of emotion”. Mission accomplished.
Get the three demo songs for free from bandcamp and grab some Four Visions music as well while you’re there (I can warmly recommend Guises In Film).