April 27, 2009

Deacon’s Player Piano

This is one of many sweet digs coming to me from Pardon My Hindi:

Dan Deacon has been getting a lot of positive press for his “Bromst” tour, highlighting his large ensemble, solo performances. He was featured twice on NPR (1 and 2), in his hometown Baltimore Sun, or you can read the SFist review of Deacon’s one-handed performance at the Great American Music Hall last weekend in San Francisco.

Deacon attended the Perchase Conservatory studying electro-acoustic and computer music. He also played tuba for Langhorne Slim. But his big break came when Pitchfork listed his 2007 album, “Spiderman of the Rings” in their 50 best albums list for that year. Part of this album was recorded at a Montana studio, with a MIDI Piano. Here it’s producer, engineer and SnowGhosts’ chief cattle prodder, Brett Allen who takes the cake.

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