There’s music made for introspective trips. There’s music perfect for dancefloors. And then there’s Daniel Ruane, with his unsteady yet charming beats which create a sort of beguiling musical limbo, where you end up wanting to stay and discover more about this enigmatic creature.
Hailing from Manchester in the UK Daniel makes beautifully textured music – not always dance but not ambient either, as you can read on The Silent Howl’s bandcamp page, the label which released his latest EP, Incandescent. And if you’d listen to it, you can agree there’s a rather ominous yet promising feeling about it, which can only mean that one thing: Daniel Ruane has an album coming out soon on The Silent Howl, featuring tracks played in today’s mix, so keep an eye out for more info.
For the New Brvtalism No. 088, Daniel prepared a live set gathering together both his creations and remixes he did for FredThomas, SGNL or Astvaldur, painting a cohesive disarray of broken rhythms and compulsive noises, a truly nightmarish invocation of the rawest and most mechanical sounds.