02. Devil's Dance
03. Moment of Clarity
04. If Things Were Different
05. Riddle Me This
06. Carte Blanche
07. After the Rain
08. Truffle Shuffle
09. Behind the Mirror
10. Song for Pongo
11. Words of Wisdom
12. A Landscape Made from Dreams (Farewell)
Daniel Palmqvist – All Electric and Acoustic Guitars.
Daniel Flores – Drums, keyboards
Johann Niemann – Bass guitar, Fretless Bass
Andreas Olsson – Bass guitar on track 03. and 05.
Johannes Stöle – Organ solo on 04.Keyboard solo on track 09.
Kaspar Dahlqvist – Keyboard solo on track 03.
Andreas Lindahl – Keyboard solo on track 12.
Produced by Daniel Flores.
Co-Produced by Daniel Palmqvist.
Mastered by Mats Lindfors.
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‘A Landscape Made
is the debut album from Swedish guitar maestro Daniel Palmqvist.
The music is a collection of 12 sonic tapestries that are diverse in
styles yet combine to make a truly cohesive body of work guaranteed
to appeal to non-guitar players as well as their stringed
to the instrument is inspired by the likes of Eric Johnson, Yngwie
Malmsteen, Allan Holdsworth, Pat Metheny, Steve Lukather, Dan Huff
and Kee Marcello, Daniel’s playing combines the technical
proficiency of the above with a strong dose of melody to make his
own unique voice. On songwriting inspiration Daniel’s states, “For
some of the songs I had a clear idea of a certain feeling or mood
that I wanted to get across to the listener. On other songs I
started out with a mental image, or as in one case, just a quote
from a movie. Then sometimes I just get a melody or a riff in my
head and go for it.”
‘A Landscape Made
was written over a 2 ½ month period spread out over the winter of
2005 and the spring of 2006. Daniel Palmqvist and producer Daniel
Flores (Mind’s Eye) worked on and off during this time due to
their activities outside this project. The basic rhythm tracks
where recorded in about two weeks in Flores’s “Sound Vs Science
studios”, and then all lead guitars at Palmqvist’s studio
“Landscapes Made From Dreams studios” towards the end of this
period. Mats Lindfors mastered the album at MasterRoom.
On the aim of the
album Daniel comments, “The most important thing for me was to
make an album of interesting songs, with thought through
arrangements and memorable melodies that would appeal to both guitar
players and non-musicians alike. Of course, the guitar playing is
very important to me, but I enjoy good guitar playing in a context
of good music, so the songs were my main priority. I’ve sometimes
found myself fast-forwarding to get to the solo when I listen to
instrumental rock guitar albums, but I hope theses songs will
capture the listeners imagination and take them on a musical
journey, as well as delivering a heavy dosage of cool guitar stuff...
musical support to Daniel’s guitar work is the previously mentioned
Daniel Flores on drums, and his Mind’s Eye partner bassist Johann
Niemann. Palmqvist comments, “They both are fantastic
players, long-time friends and their experience and musical input
really helped the songs come alive”. In addition Andreas
Olsson (Narnia, Rob Rock) contributed with his excellent bass
playing on two of the tracks.
had the privilege of having three guest
keyboard soloists. The very melodic and tasteful Johannes Stöle
(Pedestrians Of Blue, Orange Crush) plays a great keyboard solo
on the song “Behind The Mirror” and a beautiful organ solo on
“If Things Where Different”. Kaspar Dahlqvist (Dionysus)
performs a fantastic solo on “Moment Of Clarity”, a player with a
great sense of melody and a distinctive personal voice. Finally on
the title track Andreas Lindahl (session keyboard player)
shows up with a stunning keyboard solo, rhythmically interesting and
performed with amazing technique.
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