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About Second Sky

Discussion in 'Dan Swanö' started by Dan Swanö, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. Dan Swanö

    Dan Swanö The Watcher

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    Howdy folkz..

    Just wanted to give you guys an idea what Second Sky sounds like...

    first of all....it´s not so progressive that you seem to think. I would once again state that the album we are making is pretty much in the same veins as the best album ever made "Seasons End" from Marillion.

    There is some odd beats like 15/16 7/8 5/8 etc. but only because it felt natural. There is nothing contrieved about this album. Never Prog for progs sake.

    The general style can be described as Symphonic Singer Songwriter music, not miles away from Coldplay, Keane and Vanessa Carlton, and of course Marillion around the late 80´s early 90´s.

    There are parts of "Eternal" that is a bit like 2S. Also some Unicorn songs like "Hiding Again" and "At the end of the bridge" . It´pretty simple. Second Sky is the music what I like to write and listen to the most, these songs don´t come easy and I have spent 11 years collecting material. Almost 1 song a year!! Well, since I haven´t written anything now in 2 years, that´s a high tempo!!! But I will be back...

    I am currently listening to the mix of the Nightingale track "Belief". The sound is finally "gutfeeling and goosebumps and spontaneus airdrums and airguitar..all alone in my flat...."

    Rock on fellas...:headbang: :loco:
     
  2. Tumn

    Tumn baptized in blood

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    You rule Dan, you may get goosebumps listening to it, but I get goosebumps just thinking about how awesome SS and the new Nightingale will be!
     
  3. Naglfar

    Naglfar As Naglfar devours us all

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    Yay!!!! =)

    Also, when are getting some FUCKING METAL WOO!!!!!

    /headbangs
     
  4. Skaldir

    Skaldir formerly known as Unicorn

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    Damn Dan... you know that you kill us with your teasings... argh.. I wanna buy that CD! :worship:
     
  5. fireangel

    fireangel Dark Delight

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    I hate all of these :lol:
    but I like Marillion, especially The Uninvited Guest and since I love Nightingale and Unicorn and pretty much everything else, I´m not worried :cool:
     
  6. Kenneth R.

    Kenneth R. Cináed

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    this description makes me realize HOLY CRAP THIS ALBUM WILL BE MY FAVORITE EVER.

    "Seasons End" from Marillion. AMAZING.

    Never Prog for progs sake. I <3 You :lol:

    Coldplay, Keane and Vanessa Carlton, and of course Marillion around the late 80&#180;s early 90&#180;s.
    Win, Win, Win, WIN.
     
  7. batmura

    batmura Sea of Tranquility

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    Not a fan of Coldplay and Keane. Never heard of Vanessa Carlton. But I absolutely love Season's End era Marillion. Actually I love all of their albums. Also, since Dan is singing, there's no way I can pass it up. :)
     
  8. Timmeth

    Timmeth Secret Agent Man

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    man, I can't wait.. I have been completely starving for new Swano music!
     
  9. Skaldir

    Skaldir formerly known as Unicorn

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    Nothing wrong with Coldplay and Keane here.
    Btw. I bought Marillions "From Stoke Row to Ipanema" DVD. I was impressed how the "new" singer sings the old songs. So much heart. Really nice, and there's an "Easter" video included. Very emotional
     
  10. nacho220

    nacho220 DJ / musician / promotion

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    Dan recorded a 14 second clip / radio ID for me promoting the Second Sky material a few years back - which is a little outdated now - but it's got a beautiful piano interlude underneath it from a Second Sky tune. Not sure if it will still be used in the final process, but it certainly is great and he is spot on in describing the material as he did at the beginning of this thread...at least from the 14 second clip I heard!

    Allen
     
  11. Tumn

    Tumn baptized in blood

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    Dan, want to give him permission to post it some place so we can all hear it? :)
     
  12. paradoxile

    paradoxile Den Sista Ljusbäraren

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    I second(sky) that
     
  13. Demilich

    Demilich Remember

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    Damnit Dan, did you have to go and name two of my absolute favourite songs you've ever written?


    Once again Dan reminds us why we love him so much :loco:
     
  14. chrisdoig24k

    chrisdoig24k Boom King

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    I quite enjoy Coldplay. Ashamed to say I don't know the others
    But I also enjoy pretty much everything Dan's been involved in, so I have high hopes!!
     
  15. Cerebus

    Cerebus Symfoman

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    All good, all good...
     
  16. Weizenkeim

    Weizenkeim Lesbian Killer Frog

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    Word. Doesn't get much better than "Easter" or "The Space". Looking forward to this.
     
  17. KaptainKrude

    KaptainKrude Your Psychotic Companion

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    Seasons End + Nightingale + Unicorn = Second Sky

    Damn... this can't come together and get into our hands soon enough.
     
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    God, just the fact that you compared it to two of my favorite Unicorn songs is enough to make me die with anticipation!
     
  19. Demilich

    Demilich Remember

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    Sounds like I'm gonna have to check out this Marillion album.
     
  20. FullMetalCornflake

    FullMetalCornflake blasphemously delicious

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    freakin' sweet! I can't wait...
     

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