Just to reiterate, The Singles Volume 1 is available physically (and by a certain extension through Bandcamp) and digitally (through every store TuneCore distributes except for Amazon-On-Demand).  One of the recent additions is Google Play.  Right off the bat and according to them, the project is similar to Pink Floyd, Sufjan Stevens, Sigur Rós and Porcupine Tree.  Not bad for an initial pass … and hopefully more activity –both on my part and by a curious audience – will yield more comparisons.

As the project’s sixth year of existence is approaching, there is that ever-present question: “What is The Spangle Maker?”

This is a dreaded question to answer, whether it’s amongst new company or drafting band biographies.  The best succinct answer I could give is that it’s a “personal musical R&D project” where it’s basically “whatever I want to make.”  Apparently this could put me in the category of “eclectic” where it’s about playing “Genre Roulette” or when you don’t want to make “Neoclassical Punk Zydeco Rockabilly” longer than it already is.  But even with an all-inclusive label, if one exists, I hesitate to give it one because ultimately it’s personal expression.

At its core – no matter what the instrumentation, style, subject matter or execution – it’s personal, honest and sincere.  I don’t apologize for what I’ve released; nor should I.  The sentiments and ideas are genuine and reflect something of me.  And the way I approach is akin to painting where it’s about that moment of inspiration, executing it right then and there and moving onto the next one.  No matter what happens, The Spangle Maker will remain true to that standard.

I conclude with a simple request.  If you are reading this and you don’t know what this sounds like, give it a spin.  And if you do know it, please spread the word about this to anyone and everyone who may like this.

All the best, DP

~ by djproject on 14 May 2012.

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