Last month we heard ‘Kale Me‘, the first single lifted from Daniel Brandt‘s upcoming debut album Eternal Something. Brandt, who normally dazzles us as one third of Brandt Brauer Frick on drumming duties, is teasing the album again with a new single, ‘Chaparral Mesa’ where he shines playing and building layers of guitars. Named after his time recording in California between Joshua Tree and Malibu, the track builds slowly before turning “into a sea of organized electronic chaos”, as the press release describes. Brandt himself explains:
“I recorded Chaparral Mesa a year ago while I was involved in a recording session for another album in Malibu. We had rented a very beautiful place overlooking hills and the sea and we had a nice basic setup to record in there with a few guitars and a moog synth. I started recording a lot of guitars on top of each other and somehow the song arranged itself. I didn’t really touch it and just went along with naturally had to happen within the song. Later I added the second part, the drum-heavy one. This one was based on a session I once had with my friend Bryan Philips from Chile when I was visiting him in La Serena. I took the basics from that session and added a lot of new drums later on when I was at a proper studio and then added that part to the new song. In the end Chaparral Mesa was the quickest made song on the album but has also become the longest.”
Watch out for the release of Eternal Something on March 24th via Erased Tapes. Now listen to ‘Chaparral Mesa’.