Love in the Apocalypse Release

July 24, 2020

On Do It Records

Available Everywhere

my own thing 

Darien performs songs from throughout his career including how acclaimed 2018 album, Love in the Apocalypse 

Saturday, July 20, 2019. 6:30 PM

Higher Grounds Coffee Shop


Performing at Mile High Cafe, Idyllwild 

I will be performing at Mile High Cafe on Sunday, August 6 @ 5:30-7:30 PM and also Saturday, August 12 and Sunday August 13 at 6 PM.  26600 Hwy 243, Idyllwild 92549. Reservations 951-659-2008.

Waldenwild CD Being Manufactured 

How can someone spend 9 months writing, recording, cutting songs, re-recording, mixing, re-re-recording, cutting more songs, doing day-long photo shoots, designing cover art, mixing, sending out demos for comments, sitting with a studio engineer listening to all the tracks, taking more comments, re-mixing the entire project with comments in mind, uploading tracks to the mastering lab, rejecting them, then approving them after some changes, uploading album art, paying for everything, and all this with a…

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Waldenwild in Mixing 

My new album project, Waldenwild, is a solo guitar/vocal collection of 19 songs, all with words taken directly from Henry David Thoreau's Walden.  After working on this recording since September of last year, I am now in the final mixing stage and plan to have it off to the mastering studio in the next couple of weeks.  It is so great to be working with these words of Thoreau's.  I have no doubt that they are relevant to our society today.  

getting closer... 

still working on mixes for "side trip".  many things about this album are exciting to me, the melodies and lyrics, the vocals, the arrangements, really looking forward to release this summer.  in the interim, i have posted some live videos of a few of the songs on my youtube channel.  if you check them out, please let me know what you think, Ok?

Editing and mixing 

Into editing and mixing tracks for the new album, Side Trip.

Paul Johannes, life long friend and sax player, is contributing to one of the songs, "Something Comes Along" via WAV files he's recorded on Detroit.

Decided to pull up an old love song I wrote in my 30s, "Take Over" and include a new version of it in this album.  Fun...=0).

Themes of "SideTrip" 

We are afraid.

We draw lines, separating imaginary spaces.

We create sides.

We draw boundaries and separate ourselves and the World into pieces. 

Into parts.

We move from place to place, thinking this changes us.

We are distinctly tribal.

We tell ourselves that we are finished with things that we can't end.

We divide our lives into days and years and forget the person we've always been.

We force ourselves and each other into permanent difference with indifference.

We imprison our minds in the past, unable…

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New Tracks 

Recording tracks in the shed for a new album, working title, "Side Trip".  Mostly fun stuff.  Definitely fun to write.  More about this soon.

Love in the ApocalypsE Release July 24, 2020