Saturday, February 24, 2024

Unpopular Music for Popular People with Dan Sindel

Los Angeles-based hard rock musician Dan Sindel has released ‘Edge Of Eternity’, the second single from his upcoming debut album, Unpopular Music for Popular People Vol.1, available to download on iTunes and stream via Spotify.

It’s the follow-up to the previous single, ‘Stepping Stone’ single’, and takes a look at life, near-death experiences, the fear of the unknown and the ultimate question of “Are we not alone in this universe?” 

‘Edge Of Eternity’ takes its cues from some of the greatest supergroups of the ’70s (i.e. Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway To Heaven’, Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ etc) when music had a certain sense of freedom, expression and experimentation that forever remains in a time capsule. Intended as an epic musical adventure that crosses over many genres and breaks the boundaries of digital recording techniques in a very easy-to-listen song that absolutely rocks.

You can check out the lyric video for it here at RAMzine.

Unpopular Music for Popular People Vol.1 is slated for release in early or mid-2023 in its entirety, although an early release of a 4 song 7” EP could be a reality by year’s end. The album is a landscape of Sindel visiting songs he had written and demoed over the years but hadn’t taken to task yet.

“Each song is unique and different than the next as well as different drummers were used and the songs need to be addressed individually with the time and care they deserve before hitting the public,” Sindel explained.

“Bringing music to life is not an easy task, one would never imagine how much thought process, pre-production, production time itself, mixing and mastering the product truly entails. It is a true labour of love which involves endless hours and an exorbitant amount of finances to see it through to the finish line but once realised it is the greatest feeling ever especially when the music gets heard by as many people as possible.”

A veteran of the legendary LA metal scene, Sindel has shared the stage with acts such as Accept, Metal Church, Wendy O. Williams and others.  However, he claims he’d rather not be looked at as “just a metal guy” as he refuses to be typecast and limited by musical genre. “As a musician, I find that staying in the realm of one certain sound or genre for too long becomes restrictive and the sense of adventure becomes lost, I have always admired the musicians who were not afraid to experiment and try new things even if it went against the grain of commercial purposes or popular culture.”

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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