Daniel Davies has announced the impending release of Events Score, an eight-song collection of otherworldly instrumentals that expands on the musician’s distinct talent for wringing modernistic soundscapes from vintage synths. Perhaps best known for his role as a collaborator and co-writer on horror auteur John Carpenter’s recent Lost Themes and Anthology albums (as well as a pillar of his live band’s subsequent tours), Events Score marks Davies’ first proper solo album. To accompany the announcement, Davies has shared “Shadows Alive,” a melancholy theme built on a glassy synth melody arpeggio, bolstered by a creeping, expansive low end.
The album began as a brainstorming session for a movie. “I was talking with a friend about writing a sci-fi film, but I’m not a screenwriter so I wrote an album,” states Davies. “I could imagine huge spaceships cracking the sky, giant sand-snakes barreling through the desert, or someone drifting across the bottom of the ocean with just barely enough light to see the creatures beneath. It’s the score to all that…”.
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1. One 60 Clone 2. Single Machine 3. Shadows Alive 4. XXT 5. Endless Blue 6. In Hiding 7. Body Obtained 8. Stasis