John Danley CD - DRIFTING INTO OBLIVION
Into Oblivion" is solo acoustic guitar by
an expert player. Danley's work is quieter than artists such as
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