MUSIC FOR AN IMAGINARY SURF FILM

by ALAIAS

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Alaias - music for an imaginary surf film

Stranger coasts / Inevitability / Night hawk / Submerged / Handy cam / Roader / Mindful /
Sunset Session / Surfical

Dan Messore - guitars
Dan Moore - hammond and moog
Matt Brown - drums and percussion


A concept album about surfing could be a hard sell if it didn’t sound like this.
Guitarist, composer Dan Messore and his trio have created something special, a suite of music that is engaging, thrilling, at times beautiful and never smooth.

In an instrumental setting players with this much facility tend to solo and solo and solo, usually one after another, the whole affair being sandwiched by as little composition as they can get
away with. People this ain’t like that. On Alaias (pron. I-Lie-Us) guitars, moog, hammond and tasty drumming bring a tight sequence of surprising compositions and soundscapes to life.
If Mike Oldfield could swing and knew when to stop his music could have sounded like this.

We’ve all sat on a beach squinting at a pod of surfers performing seemingly effortless acrobatics. “I wonder what that feels like” we think to ourselves. Listening to this music with your eyes closed might go some way to answering that question.

Dan is best known on the UK scene as a jazz guitarist and like many modern players his influences are the holy trinity of Pat, Bill and John. As far as we know Metheny, Frisell and Scofield don’t surf, Dan Messore does.

Oh and by the way track 8, Sunset Session, is almost certainly one of the most beautiful pieces of music you’ll hear all year.

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released September 25, 2019

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Babel Label was founded in 1994 by Oliver Weindling. It primarily records and releases jazz albums from UK artists.

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