blog category created 17 November 2020 written by Taka George
Dan’s ability to create something so noteworthy and creative through extremely difficult circumstances makes him very worthy of this reward.
.’Daniel’s composition skills should be rewarded for writing such a great collection of pieces and making it sound so good. Very impressed that he’s done it by himself.
This difficult situation that got all of us confined and kind of down, got Daniel super inspired to work in something he truly believed. He took a totally different path than his debut album but keeping his unique personality.
.’.’NOt only is Daniel an excellent composer in his own right, but his choice and determination to turn what could be seen as a disability – his Synesthesia – into an integral part of his work is truly inspiring and impressive. Nocturnes, his second self-produced album is great. He’s very good. I’m not great at words, please nominate him. Thanks!.’.’
2020 saw Daniel produce his second album Nocturnes and release it to the world. Initially a digital release, Daniel spent lockdown creating a soundscape around aspects of sleep, perfectly attuning tracks to different experiences of drifting off. It’s quite incredible how Daniel has captured a depth of feeling the extreme of dreamy restful sleep to the doom felt by broken sleep. Daniel is completely self motivated and funded in every aspect of the creative process, driven by the love of creating a full experience for a listener. The digital release will hopefully get physical releases and again, Daniel is self funding the creation of a package artwork and format which fully compliments the aesthetic of the album. All promotion and distribution is also handled by Daniel. It would be tremendous to see someone driven purely by the passion to create and connect with people via the full medium of music, it’s formats and presentation, to be recognised for his captivating creation.
I loved the Nocturnes album from when I first heard it and then when Daniel explained the meaning behind the album, and how it all revolves around sleep and dreaming, I connected with it on a deeper level. The fact this was made during quarentine on a limited budget just shows how much of an amazing composer and producer he is and I think he, and the album, both deserve wide recoginition.
Daniel Liam Glyn deserves this award because his album ‘Nocturnes’ is an incredible work of art that he poured his heart and soul into. Daniel is one of the most driven composers/producers of his generation and at a young age shows so much maturity in his work. He thoroughly deserves to be recognised for his talent with this award.
Excellent album self produced during lockdown
I think Daniel’s work is atmospheric, sensual and fun. I liked his first album but Noctures has gone in a different direction and I like where it takes me.
I think Daniel Liam Glyn deserves self producing artist of the year for his album Nocturnes, which is such an interesting piece of music. I think the premise of basing the songs on his dreams is so clever, and you can really hear the journey that his mind is on within his dreams, through the music. I also think that to compose and produce your own album in the midst of a global pandemic is pretty special..’
For a beautifully atmospheric album
Fantastic album, and a hard working artist
Daniel is a dedicated, unique, and extremely passionate artist that beyond deserves the recognition for this award.
Daniel has composed and produced a wonderful album this year, all created during the Covid-19 lockdown. He has successfully self released music in the past (of which has over 100k streams) and has continued to produce some quality electronic, ambient soundscapes which are worthy of awards. In his own words Nocturnes is ”is a collection of electronic, ambient soundscapes influenced by my dreams and inspired by the enigmatic thrill of night-time.”. His concepts are unique, music is heartfelt and painfully creative, and the recent record has been on repeat since its release in September this year.
Daniel deserves an MPG award as he is completely unique in his approach. A true innovator and his energy and enthusiasm comes through in his music. Even if you aren’t a fan of the genre, his passion is plain to see and remarkable.
During the Covid-19 lockdown I began to write down all my vivid dreams and decided to soundtrack them to create a full body of work that would take the listener on an ethereal, cosmic journey through the adventures and the fears inside my mind. This created project ‘Nocturnes’ which I composed, arranged and produced myself at home throughout April to June 2020. I spent the Summer sourcing and hiring mixing & mastering engineers, and ‘Nocturnes’ was released digitally via my own record label ‘Caravan Boy Records’ on September 18th. I self funded the entire project from start to finish, and managed and monitored the money being spent on recording, performers, post-production and audio engineering, along with the promotion via music videos, PR and marketing advertisement during release. It was featured in Queerty’s weekly Culture Club entertainment column on release day: https://www.queerty.com/watch-finn-whitrock-strips-janelle-monae-vs-confederacy-golden-girls-puppets-20200917
For Daniel’s second album, he taught himself how to use Logic during lockdown to compose this beautiful album of music to be listened to at night. He worked with Fi Roberts and Bjorn Thomassen on the mixing, and Katie Tavini for mastering. This album is a long way from his usual pen and paper style of composing, and he’s managed to keep his signature sound but with much more of an electronic influence.
The music is brilliant. His previous work – Changing Stations – introduced me to Daniel’s work, but this is such a lovely journey through 9 pieces of very atmospheric music
Completely original and an incredible talent. Easy to understand Daniels concept behind the music. A fantastic follow up to the debut production
Daniel has self produced two albums and is completely independent in the production and financing of his projects in addition to the creative design and production of the physical record. Nocturnes provides the listener with a conceptual soundscape reminiscent to artists such as Air. It would be fantastic to reward the conception and delivery of an independent record which does not seek to satisfy predetermined trends or genres in music but rather give an independent point of view.
Daniel deserves the award for creating soundscapes that are extremely unique, all done working solo as well.
Daniels inspiration for music is exceptional. His combining of unusual source ideas, such as the London Underground, his dreams during the COVID lockdown or his synesthesia, makes him a unique producer of music. Add to that his talent and creativity and you get outstanding music.
Daniel has worked extremely hard in a challenging climate to self produce a brilliant album from start to finish.
Daniel and shown huge passion, tenacity, creativity and talent in producing his latest album. ItÕs an inspiration to see the joy to him as an artist. You would be forgiven for thinking he has the backing of a multinational production company based on the quality product he has developed.
Daniel is a fantastic composer and producer. I loved his first concept album ‘Changing Stations’ and this year saw the release of his lockdown album ‘Nocturnes’ which is a fabulous electronic concoction of electric synths and dreamy orchestral moments. It would be wonderful to see Daniel nominated for Self-Producing Artist of the Year.
Daniel has performed and composed music from the age of 6, studied music from high school all the way through to university, and this year at 33 he self-released his sophomore album ‘Nocturnes’ (a collection of electronic, ambient soundscapes influenced by dreams and inspired by the thrill of night-time) during the Covid-19 lockdown. He is completely self motivated and funds every aspect of his music making and I feel he is completely worthy of Self-Producing Artist of the Year at the MPG Awards.
This year my brother self-released his 2nd album ‘Nocturnes’ which is a collection of electronic, ambient soundscapes influenced by dreams and inspired by the thrill of night-time, all completed during the Covid-19 lockdown. I feel he is completely worthy of Self-Producing Artist of the Year at the 2021 MPG Awards.
The piece of work is so complete. Its impressive, eerie and oddly relatable to listen to. Plus Daniel is a nice person – and that’s always worth highlighting.
I’ve known Daniel for many years since GCSE music! His passion for music has been constant throughout – he’s dynamic and creative and professional
My brother-in-law has performed and composed music from the age of 6, studied music from high school all the way through to university, and this year at 33 he self-released his sophomore album ‘Nocturnes’ (a collection of electronic, ambient soundscapes influenced by dreams and inspired by the thrill of night-time) during the Covid-19 lockdown. He is totally self motivated and funds every aspect of his music making and I feel he is completely worthy of Self-Producing Artist of the Year at the MPG Awards.
My brother has performed and composed music from the age of 6, studied music from high school all the way through to university, and this year at 33 he self-released his sophomore album ‘Nocturnes’ (a collection of electronic, ambient soundscapes influenced by dreams and inspired by the thrill of night-time) during the Covid-19 lockdown. He is totally self motivated and funds every aspect of his music making and I feel he is completely worthy of Self-Producing Artist of the Year at the MPG Awards.
Atmospheric, current and interesting piece of music. Done in lockdown too which is a total triumph.