Brandt Brauer Frick composer steers his solo debut...
Daniel Brandt (Credit: Andreas Waldshuetz)

Daniel Brandt is a name that may well be familiar to you.

A member of Brandt Brauer Frick, his work has helped push the group's experimental stance closer and closer to the mainstream.

Brandt Brauer Frick are treasured by many for proving that difficult-sounding, complex musical ideas can have a widespread audience.

Turning solo, Daniel Brandt is set to release new album 'Eternal Something' through Erased Tapes on March 24th (pre-order LINK).

The move for the record is an unexpected one, moving from his father’s cabin based in the German countryside with access to nothing but cymbals, to being surrounded by guitars in Joshua Tree.

Clash is able to share new cut 'Chaparral Mesa' and it moves in bewitching, unexpected directions, both utterly abstract and wholly melodic.

Daniel 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 most quickly made song on the album but has also become the longest."

Tune in now.

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