A Ninja Slob Drew Me is extended range bassist Daniel James Brown from the UK. He creates experimental solo bass music primarily on the 8-string bass, attempting to remove the conception that solo bass music is only for other musicians. He has created four albums available that span a range of genres and styles, utilising a variety of techniques such as two-handed tapping, percussive slapping and flamenco strumming among others.
The latest album from A Ninja Slob Drew Me. Eleven tracks of atmospheric eight string bass compositions.
A Ninja Slob Drew Me is an expert at music that takes you on a journey. One Week in Sand was an excited exploration of the possibilities of this, followed by the much more refined and focused We Are;. [Before/After, Tilt] finds a balance between the two. This is an album that looks out at the universe with a combination of wonder, excitement and sometimes cynicism, that manages to explore a huge range of possibilities with each one remaining focused and carefully formed. Each track is designed to surround the listener in a different place or emotional space from the valleys of Mars, to the peaceful bay at Nallikari in Finland, through to the “depths of an unknowable oceanic paradise”, home to sinister Squid Lizard overlords.
This is an album about discovery, that looks in fascination at concepts as big as the world around us, out to the solar system and as small as the emotional connection between two people. And it does all of this whilst barely uttering a word.
Tracklist (click the links for videos, pictures and more):
01. Valles Marineris
[I'M GLAD YOU'RE THERE AND I WISH I WAS WITH YOU. 13.9ºS 59.2ºW]
03. Cosmic Sound Waves Rule
[ΔRT = RA = (1+Z) D(Z) ΔΘ]
04. V. 1.1
[I LIKE TO THINK (AND THE SOONER THE BETTER!) OF A CYBERNETIC MEADOW WHERE MAMMALS AND COMPUTERS LIVE TOGETHER IN MUTUALLY PROGRAMMING HARMONY LIKE PURE WATER TOUCHING CLEAR SKY AUDIO ARCHITECTURE.]
06. God Mode
[IDDQD, IDFA, IDSPISPOPD, IDCLEV#, IDKFA.]
07. All That You Are
[SOMETHING I'VE FOUND. SOMETHING TO WRITE HOME ABOUT. ALL THAT YOU ARE.]
09. Not I
10. Anteeksi, Rakas
['VAIN PERSE KUNINGAS' SÃ SANOIT. YKSI VÃSYNYT MATKUSTAJA, MINUN RAKAS. NYT LOPPU.]