At last, it’s finished!
Ever Looming (10 songs, 50 minutes): 10 original songs.
Ever Looming is my first album of 2013. In a lot of ways, it feels like a true debut album. I truly feel as if this is a culmination of my entire creative journey up to this point. I’ve spent the last 16 years finding my voice as an artist and producer. This album really feels, to me, like the music I’ve always wanted to make.
First, I’d like to thank Janice Peery for her exceptional album art. I gave her a rough mix of the album and said “come up with something.” Not only did she take the idea and run with it, she produced something that was truly breathtaking. It just fits the music perfectly. Janice was also so good as to come up with the album title, Ever Looming. Not only is she an incredible artist, but she’s a fantastic friend as well, and I’m lucky to know her.
A big thank you to my brother Bob for listening to each iteration of the album and keeping me motivated. We’re working on some video projects to support this album (coming later!), and just in general, he’s always been very supportive. He’s barely missed a performance in all these years.
One of the compositions on this album, “Last Known Surroundings” features vocals by stephaniesǐd front-lady (and total sweetheart) Stephanie Morgan. She’s supremely talented and I feel very fortunate to have had the pleasure of collaborating with her on this composition — one that has become very dear to me.
The composition “5am” features violinist David Sabogal. Thank you for coming in on short notice and for being the missing piece in this song.
I’d like to thank one of my dearest friends, Randy Link, for also being a beta tester and giving feedback during the production of the album.
I give thanks to Kim. Always my muse and inspiration — who listens to my music on loop in the car for the last 4 months without ever tiring or complaining, and for always telling me that I make your favorite music. I love you! :)
Last and certainly not least, I thank you. Music truly doesn’t exist until it’s heard by others. So thank you — from me — for making my music exist.
1. Stretched for Home (6:20)
2. Last Known Surroundings (5:46)
3. Steep Hill of Tears (5:12)
4. The Sun Has Gone Dim (4:07)
5. A Faithful Reprieve (3:42)
6. Burnout Awakening (3:29)
7. Still the One Direction (6:18)
8. Eg Anda (7:15)
9. 5am (5:12)
10. Album Blank Pages (3:03)
All music written, recorded and mastered by Danny Peck
Violinist David Sabogal
Guest Vocalist Stephanie Morgan (on Last Known Surroundings)
Ways to Listen:
By far the best way to listen is to download the music directly from me. In return, all I ask for is your email address so that I may keep you informed of new albums in the future. I only communicate album releases and will not spam your inbox or give your email to anyone.
Why? As an independent artist, distribution and information is far more important to me than profit, which is why I release my music at no cost to you. If you feel compelled, you can donate to me using the widget on the right-hand side of the homepage. This helps me pay my out-of-pocket distribution fees, which are expensive.
If you prefer, here are some other options for getting this album:
You can also stream Ever Looming right here:
Thank you for listening.
Ways to connect:
The Josh Phillips Folk Festival recently gave me permission to re-imagine one of their songs (the original is here). Joshua sent me the individual tracks (stems) from the song and so I went to work. This is the result! I hope you enjoy! It was very rewarding working with such talent.
I hope for inclusion on Ólafur Arnalds’ Only the Winds compilation. Wish me luck!
This might be a little bit late coming (it’s almost March, after all), but I haven’t done a proper update in a while and, since I still consider it a new year, I figure I should just do a recap of 2012′s notable moments.
In May I did a project called Mayday in which I wrote, recorded and released a song each day for a month. That project is here. http://dep.fm/project/mayday
Also in May I co-wrote and recorded, with my friend Kie as The Night Lights, a single called ‘We are the waves of the ocean.’ You can hear it here https://soundcloud.com/4thenightlights/we-are-waves-of-the-ocean
In July I started remastering old albums and re-released them. You can read more about that and download those albums here: http://dep.fm/2012/07/02/the-remastering-is-done/ — There’s actually a 900mb ZIP file in the post that lets you download them all at once, which is nice.
Also in July a song of mine was used in a Valve SourceFilmaker video which went viral and sent me a ton of new listeners right around that time. You can see the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kAf-XOpDgQ
In October a had a major release of an album called Rivers & Ghosts that was mastered by Brian Lucey of such fame as The Shins, Sigur Ros, The Black Keys, Eric Clapton and others, that you can hear/download here: http://dep.fm/2012/10/26/release-rivers-ghosts/
Also in October I remixed a tune for stephaniesid called Multiply. You can hear it here https://soundcloud.com/dep/multiply-by-stephaniesid-dep
Also in October I remixed a tune for Paper Tiger called Lost & Found. You can hear it here http://papertigerband.bandcamp.com/track/lost-found-dep-remix
In November I did a score for a documentary called Flight of the Mind which you can hear here http://dep.fm/2012/11/20/flight-of-the-mind-score/
In December I wrote a tribute tune for the victims at Sandy Hook called “our hearts are broken but our spirits are strong” You can hear it here: https://soundcloud.com/dep/newtown
Also in December I had a show here in Asheville at the Moog factory, which was super exciting and a real honor. That stage has seen some great acts.
I spent a good chunk of last year working on another film score for a short that is still in production. That will be out courtesy of that studio at some point in the near future.
All of my music is also on Spotify, per usual! http://open.spotify.com/user/justdep/playlist/4dggwxbooucIY2hBp4wSQu