Me You You Me is the triumphant sophomore album from songwriter, singer and guitarist Daniel Carlson, which follows 2010’s critically acclaimed Aviary Jackson – “…the great-grandchild of Sergeant Pepper’s…” **** – R2/Rock ‘n’ Reel
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“Swathed as it is in luxurious symphonic swaddling, the mood that Carlson creates here is one of sheer unhurried bliss.”
– God is In The TV
“…music that sounds like The Beatles and Air tumbling through space.”
– Q Magazine Website
“It’s psychedelic reflection all the way…perfect to enjoy with a couple of reefers.”
– Tim Merricks, Americana UK
“…with psychedelic sounds drawn straight from bands such as Pink Floyd and the Beach Boys…this new form of kaleidoscopic pop shines through.”
– Hit The Floor
“…introspective and resonating.”
– Vulture Hound
“a trippy and tranced dream dipped odyssey of sonic space walking delights replete with the subtle glazing of shimmering 60’s John Barry styled riffola and a recall of J Xaverre no less.”
– The Sunday Experience
“Eko reminds us of Air, and is perfect chill out material. Just lie back and let the very minimal song take you into the ether.”
“Dream Pop – it’s a genre that has been making a big dent on the indie scene recently. Putting the Dream into the genre is no easy task to do convincingly, but NYC’s Daniel Carlson’s spacey, mournful chords open the track Eko, his vocals kicking in and the tranquil, almost melancholic vibes kick in…”
– Seba Rashii
Here’s the video for Eko taken from the album:
Release date 7 April 2014
Check out Daniel Carlson’s debut Aviary Jackson:
“…the great-grandchild of Sergeant Pepper’s…” ****
– Rock ‘n’ Reel
“By turns epic, intimate, joyful, and heartbreaking, it’s a record that takes the listener on a cinematic musical journey.”
About Daniel Carlson:
Songwriter, singer, and guitarist Daniel Carlson grew up in Chicago and, following a three year Southern California detour, found himself in New York City in the early 90’s. After spending much of the next five years playing in various downtown rock bands, he withdrew from the scene to rethink the route his musical life had taken.
As luck would have it, Carlson soon stumbled upon then-current records by the High Llamas, Cardinal, and the Divine Comedy (among others). Representing a complete left turn from the power pop Carlson had been playing, these beautifully written and meticulously arranged chamber pop records pointed him in a new direction. Trading in the electric guitars for cellos, french horns, Mellotrons, and Moogs, Carlson spent the next few years relearning most of what he’d known about writing and arranging music.
Carlson’s debut, Aviary Jackson, was his first full length release (following two earlier EP’s, Somnar and Now). Produced by Michael Leonhart (Steely Dan, Yoko Ono), Aviary Jackson features appearances by Glenn Patscha (Ollabelle), David Myhr (the Merrymakers), among many others. Recorded in New York City, Chicago, and Amsterdam (where Carlson lives part of the year), the songs represent the culmination of two years of close collaboration by Carlson and Leonhart. By turns epic, intimate, joyful, and heartbreaking, it’s a record that takes the listener on a cinematic musical journey.
The second album Me You You Me is a honed and refined version of his debut. It is soothing and introspective, awash with atmospheres but with the occasional jaunty hint at 60’s psychedelia. If you let it, the music will plumb melancholic depths but at the same time, it could be a soothing cloud ride into a dream world.