This massive project has spilled over into an ongoing 7" series of working with the friends for whom there wasn't any more room on the full length. It has brought Danielson back from whence it came, by returning to the eponymous "Danielson" moniker and reuniting old friends and collaborators. There's no avoiding that what began as a senior thesis project a decade ago has evolved into a musical world so rich with musicality and merry-making that the first six albums and ten years of touring pomp alone could nourish the most scrutinizing of thrill-seekers. Mythology-hounds have found in Danielson the full package - tuning into their frequency (whether on headphones or at a party) can be as deeply rewarding in a literary-visual-musical way as with canonical acts such as Sun Ra, Parliament and David Bowie.
With Danielson, there's no hard distinction between the visuals (costumes and graphics) and the music from this group from suburban Clarksboro, New Jersey. "One enters your heart through your eyes, one through your ears," says Daniel. In the past they have sported hand-made, old-fashioned doctors' and nurses' uniforms while performing as a "visual reminder of the healing taking place." Daniel has worn a nine-foot tall, hand-made nine-fruit tree to "bear the good fruit." And now Danielson will perform live in new hand-made uniforms, still wearing their trademark "hearts-on-sleeves," with their names on their chests. This new uniform is inspired by the drawings and colors from the "Ships" artwork and the album's inspiration of creative community.
(SC103 released: 05/09/06)