After a three year hiatus, Daniel Land has announced the forthcoming release of his In Love With a Ghost LP, undoubtedly his most complicated and textured record to date. This album follows albums Love Songs for the Chemical Generation and The Space between Us by Daniel Land &The Modern Painters. It was recorded over the three years following that group's disbanding, at a time when he seriously considered giving up making music. The first single from this release is New York Boogie-Woogie, along with a video based on footage Daniel Land himself filmed in New York.
The album was recorded at various locations including London, Manchester, Devon, California, and New York. It features nearly twenty musicians including members of Daniel Land &The Modern Painters, Andrew Saks (Sway/ASAKS), Gerard Hopes (Little Nova Sound), and members of Daniel's new live band. The record involved the prolific ambient composer Brin Coleman, a.k.a. Bing Satellites, who was involved with the record from start to finish, playing multiple instruments, helping with production, and even co-writing some of the music.
Daniel Land has been releasing dream-pop and ambient music for nearly a decade, having developed a unique blend of dreamgaze and confessional song writing. Drowned in Sound said that the first album Love Songs For The Chemical Generation is "one of the finest records of its time", while NME says the single Within The Boundaries was "like Slowdive reimagined by Phil Spector".
Daniel also releases atmospheric landscape music under the name riverrun. He has collaborated with German electronica genius Ulrich Schnauss, in part through his membership in dream-pop supergroupEngineers at the time of their third album In Praise of More. He has also collaborated with such artists as The Steals, Bing Satellites, and Ask For Joy.
Daniel Land's In Love With a Ghost LP will be released on November 25 via Bandcamp and the usual online retailers.