Daniel G. Harmann
Trying to categorize Daniel G. Harmann‘s music often leads to confusion. However, take some previous summations: Music Liberation Project told its readers to imagine the musical genius of Jeff Buckley crossed with the haunting sound of The Smiths. Unfinished Zine declared him the hope for the singer/songwriter genre in the wake of Elliott Smith‘s death. Three Imaginary Girls called him a gifted songwriter who finds splendor in dark corners and empty rooms before they named the Lake Effect as one of their picks for Best New Releases of 2004. The Web zine Ink19 put it more concisely, describing him as simply perfect.
Whether Daniel G. Harmann‘s music is reminiscent of Morrissey, Buckley or even Sigur Ros, is up to the listener to decide, but by listening to Harmann‘s new EP, Our Arms, one thing becomes certain: Give Harmann a few minutes of your time, and he will gladly trade you his soul. Harmann’s themes are stunningly channeled and openly diverse.
Daniel G. Harmann & the Trouble Starts have succeeded in creating an outstanding EP about the quiet triumphs discovered within futility, all the while pushing the boundaries of sound & cinematic orchestration.