Daniel Brandt, best know as the drumming force behind Brandt Brauer Frick, has announced details of his second solo album following last year’s outstanding Eternal Something. Entitled Channels, it arrives on October 12th through Erased Tapes. On the new album, Brandt tried to “capture the essence of minimalism whilst lending it to a more playful context,” explains the press release. Channels is informed by Brandt’s experience performing and recording Steve Reich’s Six Pianos in a six-piece, which influenced him to compose long meditations on the piano. The record’s “frenetic energy and shape-shifting identity was also born out of touring with his new band”, the blurb adds, “and a desire to translate both the sound and spiritual unity of their live shows in which musicians locked together to create an intriguing meld of expansive works”.
Brandt has let loose the wild and wonderful opening track ‘Flamingo’ and he has also made a video for it. He comments on it:
“The video for Flamingo is deliberately non performance – people sitting in a room and watching basically nothing, never really sure if anything is ever going to happen. It’s also a play on John Cage’s 4’33”, except in this instance there isn’t even a performer present”
Watch it now.