Acclaimed AmericanGrammy-nominated musician Dan Briggs (Between The Buried and Me, Trioscapes, Orbs, Nova Collective) has released his stunning debut EP Beyond What Is Real for solo project NIGHTMARE SCENARIO on July 5th, which was written, recorded and produced at his home in North Carolina.
The EP has an experimentally wide sound palette; a balance of mind-bending musicianship featuring dense arrangements, free-form avant-garde, celestial blasts of analog synths, syncopated rhythms, cinematic soundscapes, improvisation and folk/bluegrass laments and showcases Briggs at his most creative, as a truly multi-dimensional progressive force.
Stretching out across 6 mesmerising songs and clocking in at 21 minutes, Beyond What Is Real is a seamless stream of music that plays out the story of a character on a distant planet losing track of time, reality and what their purpose is.
You can now listen to the album here:
Dan comments: “I feel this is the truest look into my musical background and the things that have made me the musician I am now: from my studies in classical upright bass performance and playing in the pit for musicals, to growing up surrounded by the great music of the 70s. Nightmare is my opportunity to open myself up and explore the sounds that lead me towards the future.”
After top 20 Billboard releases with Between the Buried and Me (top 200 chart) and Trioscapes (Jazz chart), in addition to work with Orbs and Nova Collective, this is Briggs’ first solo release. A full-length album is in the final stages of pre production.
Beyond What Is Real dropped into Earth’s orbit on July 5th via Briggs’ own Hogweed & Fugue Records label and is available to purchase physically via the NIGHTMARE SCENARIO website or digitally via Bandcamp and iTunes.