Dan Aston Music

Karate Krab In Space DLC

You may remember that I produced the soundtrack for the video game, Karate Krab. This Friday, Karate Krab In Space DLC is released, featuring more of my electronic music.
 
Check out the trailer below! 🦀 Find further details on Steam here.

Which Will single release

Which Will is now available to buy and stream on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and all other digital platforms!
 
I don’t usually release cover versions but I am pleased with how this one turned out and a few of you have requested it, so here you go. Links below, thanks for your support 😊
 
iTunes: click here 
Amazon: click here 
Spotify: click here 
 
Watch the music video: click here
 
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Blog: Nebraska

One of my favourite albums – Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska. As you can see, I have a few copies!

When I heard this album for the first time it was by chance playing in another room, and I really knew nothing about Springsteen’s music. The first thought that entered my mind was, “what the hell is this?”

I hadn’t heard anything like it before. The haunting whine of the harmonica, the unsettling and almost child-like twinkling of guitar and glockenspiel, and Bruce’s raw vocal delivery stopped me in my tracks.

And then there are the lyrics. The album tells 10 cinematic tales of unfortunate characters; ranging from serial killers to outsiders and those simply down on their luck and poverty-stricken.

While these characters come from a variety of backgrounds, they are united by the human challenges they face, and it is this which makes the stories relatable to the listener.

The songwriting is awe-inspiring and just as beautiful as it is morbid. Add to this the low-fi nature of its production (all the songs were recorded on a 4-track cassette recorder) and the record paints an insatiably sparse and troubled landscape.

If you’ve never heard Nebraska before then this description will likely have you running for the hills. If however you are like me and fascinated by this kind of authentic, downbeat songwriting then it’s a must-spin!

Nebraska is heartland rock’s answer to Nick Drake’s Pink Moon. It was the gateway to my fixation with Springsteen’s music and the reason why I picked up the harmonica.

Anyway, I’m off to hunt down copies of the Atlantic City and Open All Night 7″ singles to complete my collection! 🎶

Peace fest thank you

Thanks to everyone involved with Peace Fest in Penzance this weekend. Amazing crowd and atmosphere. Definitely one of the most enjoyable gigs I have done! 

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Album update

Thanks for all the kind comments on my Which Will music video  I am now applying the finishing touches to my debut album.

This record has been in the works for a while now and one of the main issues has been deciding which songs to include.

Of course the longer the process goes on, the more songs I write and the whole thing becomes even more of a nightmare! Thankfully I finally have a set that I am happy with.

I can’t wait to share these songs with you all.

Finally, big shout out to my good friend Liam Jordan who has given me a lot of guidance and encouragement with my music over the years. He has an amazing album out right now that you should all check out!

Stay tuned…

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New music video – Which Will

New music video!

Here’s my version of Nick Drake’s timeless ‘Which Will’.

Nick’s music has been an influence on my own right from the start and this song is one of my favourites.

Enjoy 🙂

Peace Fest 2018

I’ll be performing at Peace Fest 2018 in Penzance on Saturday, September 22. My set is at 2pm. Further details below.

 

The Promise

I have performed Bruce Springsteen’s ‘The Promise’ a couple of times this week. For those who don’t know, it’s a magical song recorded during the Darkness sessions that never made it onto a studio album – shocker!!

Of course I’m a die-hard fan but I highly recommend giving it a listen. Lyrical perfection. It’s also the sequel to ‘Thunder Road’, need I say more?

I may record my own version someday, but here’s The Boss in action with my favourite rendition.

Pale Jacket feature

My song ‘Pale Jacket’ is featured on Fiona Beddow’s Words and Music show. Pretty cool!

I recorded the song back in 2014 with a great line up of guest musicians. ‘Lemonade Sea’ was also recorded during the session.

Back on the road

It’s great performing again! I have missed it. Looking forward to playing more…

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