All of Daniel’s bands/projects etc, no order.
Daniel released All My Fountains Are In You Jan 1, 2010, for $10. (It is now $7) It is available on itunes and bigcartel.
2. Caretaker’s Cottage In The Forest of Compiegne
3. Come Now, Let Us Leave
4. The Gentle Deep
5. I Am With You Always
6. Austrian Morning
7. Across The Land of Miracles
8. Dove On Distant Oaks
9. Until We Reach The Hills
Seaming vast mountains and seas with soft melodies and organic rhythms, Daniel Paul Jorgensen’s fascination for electronic ambient music surfaces in his creation of Carinthia; a project titled after a southern province in Austria where he spent his childhood between valleys and hills. Since then, Daniel has waded his hand in a wide spectrum of music - eventually majoring in music and percussion at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. His guiding undercurrent is found in the truth of simply offering back what he has already been given. Knowing that just as the tide meets the shore; it will surely fall back again to join the sea. The capability for instrumental music to voice this story has been Carinthia’s attempt to tie it all together. His first full-length release, “All My Fountains Are In You” was released June 22nd, 2010.
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Genre: Acoustic / Ambient / Experimental
Location MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, Un
Jesus Christ.. Forests.. Autumn.. Rivers.. Thunderstorms.. Family.. Mountains.. Rainfall.. The Bible.. Travel.. Austria.. Fields.. Grandma’s house.. Puddles.. Childhood.. Birdsong.. Soundtracks.. Keith Kenniff.. Wind.. The Alm.. Treehouses.. Countryside.. Lakes.. Morning dew.. John Hopkins.. Minimalism.. Trees.. Cottages.. Winter.. Prepared Piano.. Photography.. Faith..
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“It’s telling that Daniel Paul Jorgensen’s Carinthia album, All My Fountains Are In You, was mastered by none other than Keith Kenniff (aka Goldmund and Helios), as Jorgensen’s material exudes a lush and entrancing character that’s quite a bit like Helios’s. Imagine, if you will, Helios and Slow Dancing Society crossed with the instrumental uplift of Sigur Rós and you’ll have some idea of the beautiful material presented on Jorgensen’s full-length debut. Moments even arise where one almost expects Jonsi’s voice to appear until one remembers it’s a Carinthia recording that’s playing and not one by Sigur Rós.
The album’s nine harmonious settings unfold leisurely, with pianos, guitars (acoustic and electric), wordless choirs, organ, glockenspiel, and shimmering ambient washes ably supported by delicate beat structures and augmented with subtle electronic treatments and an occasional outdoors field recording (the rain-soaked “The Gentle Deep,” for example). The plaintive piano melodies coursing through “Dove On Distant Oaks” feel like they’re shrouded in mist and resounding next to a country stream. Few shadows darken Carinthia’s door as the album delivers one dreamy chord progression after another (“Selah” and “I Am With You Always” two examples of many) with piano the stately melodic voice typically leading the way.
How appropriate it is that Jorgensen named his project Carinthia, not because it’s titled after a southern province in Austria but because it’s a place where where he spent his childhood. As such, the recording often exudes a wistful and nostalgic warmth that bespeaks cherished memories of days long past. Electronic ambient music of the quietly rapturous kind, All My Fountains Are In You is soul-stirring music of the stream and valley, the sky and forest.”
Early 2011, Daniel uploaded Before the Throne of God Above to his soundcloud.
Mid April 2012, Daniel uploaded Deora Ar Mo Chroi (Enya Cover) to his soundcloud.
During April 2012, Daniel joined Windsor Airlift for a number of live shows, at which a live video of Come Now, Let Us Leave was recorded.
Mid July Daniel announced that he would be releasing a new Carinthia album soon. He released a clip of “Red Wing”.
September 2012, Daniel uploaded his song We Will Be As One to his soundcloud
October 2012, he uploaded an All I Have Is Christ cover, with vocals by Lauren Moberg (And we’re pretty sure Daniel is singing backups). He also put up these four songs for $0.99 at his bigcartel store (digital downloads), as well as an instrumental version of All I Have Is Christ.
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Whether you’ve heard “Fireflies” echoing from your radio speakers or have seen one of their countless TV appearances, you probably know about the synth-pop project fronted by Minnesota native Adam Young. Formed in 2007, Owl City hit it big with 2009’s Ocean Eyes, topping several Billboard charts including Dance/Electronic, Rock, Digital, and Alternative. The album was certified Gold in the United States that December. A year later, it was revealed that its single “Fireflies” was the 20th most downloaded song of all time in the UK…and Owl City shows no signs of stopping now.
Following up Ocean Eyes, All Things Bright and Beautiful was released in June of 2011 and it already reached #1 on the iTunes American album chart. Owl City continues to take fans to another world with lush soundscapes and tender, imaginative lyrics. Accompanying Young on tour and bringing the popular alternative tracks to audiences across the nation is guitarist Daniel Jorgenson. VOX recently got a chance to talk to Daniel about the tour and his “sexy” Virage guitar.
VOX: Let’s start from the top…How did you begin your journey as an artist/musician? Daniel: I grew up in Austria so naturally, I was constantly surrounded by a very musical culture. I started playing drums as a kid, eventually picking up the guitar, bass, and piano as well. My dad is very musical and had a big role in my beginnings as a musician.
VOX: How did you hook up with Adam to begin touring with Owl City? Daniel: I met Adam Young in the summer of 2005 on a Midwest tour that both of our metal bands were a part of. We were both drummers in these bands and as a result of playing break-downs on our drums and fixing break-downs of our vans, we hit it off. We stayed in touch over the next few years and he eventually asked me to be a part of the Owl City touring unit in 2009.
VOX: That’s great. So you guys are currently on tour supporting All Things Bright and Beautiful… how’s that been going? Daniel: We are currently about three weeks in to the Owl City tour in support of the new album All Things Bright and Beautiful. It has been an amazing experience performing new songs to new crowds and we love it. Having worked hard as a band to create something of a musical and theatrical experience that is memorable and enjoyable, it has been rewarding, to say the least. We are trying out new things we haven’t in the past, [we] have more gear to clutter the stage with, more songs to pound through every night. Definitely a worth-your-while show!
VOX: Let’s talk about gear…what drew you to the Virage? Daniel: The Virage is a wonderful instrument to play. I was immediately drawn to the Virage SC semi-hollow based on its appearance - let’s face it, it’s a sexy guitar. It’s light-weight and feels great to play. The two triple coil pickups are great for allowing me to be creative with my tone and they help me get exactly what I am going for. You can get some huge, fat sounds while attaining soft, warm, shimmery tones on the same guitar. I think this guitar has character of its own and I love playing it! It sounds especially huge through my AC30 - absolutely love it.
VOX: Would you say that is what separates it from other guitars you’ve played? Daniel: Yes, the ability to have full control of my tone with the variety of knobs and switches is what’s amazing about this guitar. It just feels better…more light-weight, but still very solid.
VOX: Are there favorite pickup settings for you? Daniel: Depends on the project or song, but usually I dig the twin-mode select switches on “lead” and selecting the Bridge pick up - gives it a punchy, huge sound.
VOX: Awesome. Your AC30C2 amps…How did you get into them? Daniel: Growing up, I saw a lot of bands that I loved playing VOX AC30s and they always sounded incredible. I finally picked one up for myself and absolutely love it. The amp compliments the character of my guitars (especially the Virage) in a way that other amps haven’t. It responds very well to dynamics. You can tell a lot of effort went into the construction of these amps - they are incredibly reliable, diverse, sound great, and they look cool!
VOX: Is there anything you’d like to mention while we have you? Daniel: Our new album All Things Bright and Beautiful is out now!
VOX: Is there a general quote about the Virage or VOX in general you’d like to leave us with? Daniel: VOX has become an integral component to my live setup. The Virage is an incredible sounding and feeling guitar, and especially matched with the AC30C2, it feels unbeatable!
VOX: Thanks, Daniel!
One Of Daniel’s best friends is Adam Young. Daniel is in the Owl City touring band, he currently plays guitar, vibes, keys, percussion, and everything. [meet Daniel] In earlier tours, he sold merch and drove the bus.
He is “the resident tall person of the owl city touring band”
Daniel Often joins Adam when he does live acoustic songs, usually on drums or guitar.
A Dream Called Clarity
Members:Pete, Reed, Ben, Dan
We are a 5 piece band from St. Paul who enjoy singing songs of joy. We have been on many epic adventures of catastrohpic proportions and have found that the square root of pie is George.
Lions, Tigers and Bears
(Now Luna Coates (see below))
- “Lions, Tigers, and Bears” was birthed as a means of taking up time. Both Daniel and Peter were in a band by the name of A Dream Called Clarity. However, in December 2003, Peter went home to Chico, California for Christmas break, leaving ADCC disabled. Daniel, not being one to sit on his duff all day and do nothing, began creating electronic beats on his computer which he could later compose guitar and synthesizer music to. When Peter cam back from California, he and Daniel decided to combine efforts to make an EP. In between classes at Bethel University and playing music in ADCC, Daniel and Peter created and recorded six songs and nearly 40 minutes of music. After about a year of recording, revising, re-recording, and exploring the inner networkings ofthe earth, “Being” was completed. With all of Daniel’s intrumental music, beats, and background vocals, Peter’s lyrical writing and lead vocals, and the beautiful guest vocals of Alexandra Jean Chrisopherson, these young chaps had a desire to do something constructive with the earnings from the EP. Daniel and Peter collectively decided to give the money to organizations that they feel would better the world. Daniel’s father is a missionary in Austria and, due to these connections, Daniel felt lead to give to Gatebreakers missions, a project his dad is initiation which will focus on training Austrian pastors to plant churches in their homeland. Peter has been giving to an organization called Compassion International for a number of years. With the recent tragedy and devestation in countries such as Sri Lanka, Thailand, India, and Indonesia, Peter felt lead to give his portion of the money earned to relief efforts in these parts of the world. With the EP finally completed, Peter Michael Miller and Daniel Paul Jorgensen, along with new member Alexandra Jean Christopherson, plan on playing shows and enjoying the gift of music. Thank you to all who have taken the time an interest to hear our music. We would love for you to hear all of our songs and give money to organizations that we believe are doing fabulous things in a world that is not always so fabulous. Peace be with you.
Members: Peter Miller, Daniel Jorgensen, Alexandra Christopherson .. Contact and Booking: firstname.lastname@example.org .. Instant Message: vladimirflatts, endercake, snowlip7
Slower action action and beep beep mixed with some Broken Social Scene, The Postal Service, The Lyndsay Diaries, Bright Eyes, The Shins, and Sunny Day Real Estate. but slower.
Like most good beginnings, Luna Coates all started with a t-shirt. Band members Daniel (instrumentation), and Pete (vocals, lyrics) first met just a few days in to their freshman year at college at a meeting for on-campus workers. Pete was donning a t-shirt of a band Daniel also liked. The two struck up a conversation about tunes, and within minutes a musical kinship was formed.
Pete had never sung in a band before, but happened to mention to Daniel it was something he’d like to do. Daniel had been putting bands together throughout high school, and quickly what had been a musing began to take shape. The two grabbed some other musical friends and started to write and perform songs under the name A Dream Called Clarity.
Some months later, Daniel began to dabble in music programming and Pete started singing over them. And they called it Lions, Tigers, and Bears (LTB). The lyrics for the LTB EP, Being, written by Pete, are an attempt to make sense of and reconcile personal experience with an, at times, seemingly impersonal world. Partway into the project, they felt something was missing and Daniel reached out to his friend Alex. Daniel collaborated musically with Alex some during high school, and, as one of his favorite female vocalists, he was eager to work with her again. The three performed together at various venues and events around the region through the rest of the year. Soon after, the competing interests and commitments of the band members got the best of LTB, and the songs settled into memories and pastimes.
After their college years, the three took different paths. Daniel worked as a caretaker and video graphic designer until 2009, when he began touring the world as a member of the band Owl City. Pete worked various jobs—taught preschool, worked construction, and played in various bands, until the summer of 2010 when he began touring full time with his project, We Are The Willows. After working as a web and video producer for a local magazine, in 2008 Alex moved from St. Paul to Brooklyn, New York for graduate study in the area of media, culture, and communication at New York University.
Five years later, the songs of Being still lingered in the musical bones of Daniel, Pete, and Alex. So, still working with the refreshing candor of the original lyrics of “Being,” the trio decided to re-imagine the songs that they couldn’t let lay. Daniel reworked the instrumental side of the songs in between shows on the road with Owl City, adding a maturity of sound that creates a ripe musical canvas—not unlike his instrumental music project, Carinthia. Pete and Daniel found a window of time when neither was touring and recorded Pete’s vocals. Alex flew to Minnesota for a seven-hour whirlwind recording session before turning around and heading right back to New York.
The result? Luna Coates.
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Good Luck, If It’s Possible
Genre: 2-step / Hip Hop
Location Lisbon, PT
Member Since: 10/08/2006
Type of Label: ’Major’
Toni, Jõao, Daniel, Raquel
Sackcloth Fashion growing up in Portugal.
A Search For Somewhere Else (album)
Daniel released a piano album on November 22, 2011. There were 100 physical copies for sale.
Mastered by Keith Kenniff (of Helios, Goldmund, Mint Julep)
It was released on itunes on December 1st, due to itunes being closed for thanksgiving.
1. A Dream Familiar
2. Hidden Paths To Finding
3. Box Hill
5. Help Me, For I Cannot See
6. Beneath An Endless Gray
8. Pine Walk
9. Tomorrow The Chorus Shines
11. The Windmill
13. The Clearing
14. Beside The Russet Tree
Daniel Tweeted ‘Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming’, and suggested that this was the title of a song in the making.
Daniel grew up in Wolfsberg, in Carinthia Provence, Austria.
Oh, and I’m Laya.