Notes from the Synthpop Fringe
It took a year longer than I had hoped it would, but Stumble is finally out in the world. Although I’ve been sporadically writing and recording music as The Daylight Complex for many, many years, this is the first time I’ve assembled a collection of songs as a proper album.
It’s also the first time my music has been available on the big digital stores like iTunes and Amazon, and the major streaming services such as Spotify and Rdio. (If you’re interested in showing your support and encouraging future releases, Bandcamp is still the best bang for your buck.)
Additionally, Stumble was my first opportunity to work with Boston music legend Peter Moore, who is someone I’ve admired for years as the front man of Think Tree and Count Zero. I used Peter’s studio Palace of Purpose to record the vocals for Stumble, and he was a great source of technical help, general know-how, and artistic advice. You should check out Count Zero’s most recent album Never Be Yourself to hear just how good Peter’s stuff is.
My hope for the album is simply that it finds its audience. I’m guessing that there are people out there (like me) who enjoy some straight up synthpop, and perhaps they’ll discover something to like in the ten songs that make up Stumble. So if you dig it, please spread the word, share the music, and let me know what you think on Twitter, Facebook, or SoundCloud.
Thanks for listening.