CD Reviews John Danley CD - DRIFTING INTO OBLIVION

John Danley CD - DRIFTING INTO OBLIVION

Supernova"Drifting Into Oblivion" is solo acoustic guitar by
an expert player. Danley's work is quieter than artists such as Leo
Kottke, but no less complex. As with many such artists, his work is hard to describe, since his tunes are self composed and he is not based in a particular genre.
His web site says his tunes are played on radio
stations that have folk, new age, acoustic, jazz and world music. You can also hear a classical influence.
This CD is called "an instrumental homage to alcoholism, addiction, and recovery." Some of the song descriptions on the CD sleeve also refer to these topics. Danley does not say whether these problems were his personally, or just affected people he knows. Either way, on this CD he sounds at peace with himself.
Eleven of the tracks are acoustic guitar instrumentals. The last one uses a gourdalin, a four-string version of the mandolin.
This CD can be appreciated in many different ways - for Danley's guitar expertise, for the relaxing quality of the music, and the beautiful melodies that Danley has written.
Web site at http://www.johndanley.com/.

- Dave Howell