I will be playing all the songs from my new album, "We Are Mountains", tonight, 11/29/13...just me and a piano! The Guitar Merchant, Canoga Park, CA, 8 PM. Love to see you there!
My new album, We Are Mountains is a "one man, one piano" voyage into the land between art song and rock. Each of the songs is the result of a single song writing session, a single piano take and a single vocal take. It is my goal to achieve a listening experience that closely resembles that of the creation and performance of each piece. When you listen you'll have to let me know how that works for you!
The album is now available at cdbaby.com and in a few days it will be up at iTunes, amazon, rhapsody, spotify et al.
I will be performing tonight, just me and a piano, song from my new album, "We Are Mountains" at 25525 Tahquitz Drive, Idyllwild 92549, 6:30 PM.
Should be up on iTunes and most internet music retailers in the next few days. I will be performing some of the songs solo in Idyllwild 10/11/13 6:30 PM, 25525 Tahquitz Drive.
The title track from my CD Pianosophy is available to FREE from a page this site. Go to the link and listen. Tell me what you think.
My latest CD, "Pianosophy", was released as of 12/12/12. It will be available on itunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, and most other internet retailers within the next few days. Actual Cds are available at cdbaby.com. I am excited to be finished with this project that I began over 2 years ago and I look forward to hearing what you think!
the new album is nearing completion....11 tracks as of today....sending to a few trusted sets of ears...Paul Johannes, an old friend and colaborator from way back has been listening and providing LOADS of great suggestions, most of which i am implementing. at this point, i'd say it should be finished in the next few weeks..but, then again...=O)
*it is a kind of madness that takes me over when i am working on music
*i seem to enter a mental space in which all i hear are the phrases, the melodies, the rhythms of my songs
*everything else around me fades, or comes into focus, i'm not sure which...
*it seems "right" to be doing what i'm doing
*clock time seems totally out of whack
*i have to force myself to stop and take breaks for sleep, meals, exercise, people!
*when i bump into someone i know they say something like, "are you okay?" which seems so odd because i feel so great!
Recorded many vocal tracks for the new album. Takingshape.
I haven't posted here in a few months(?!). What's up with that? No excuses....I am currently working on my new album, "Pianosophy". Tracking and still writing songs...although I have too many already!! Maybe this will be 2 CDs..or..what we used to call "a double album"....=o)....never know...never know...I am trying to keep it loose and let the project unfold in its own way and time. Really has been over a year since I began it. I am considering posting songs one by one on my website as I am working, having the album released in pieces. What do you think?
Hope everyone is having a great summer! Conact me with your thoughts, questions, ideas...
Amazing how many people are coming to this site from all over the world! February is already the number one month EVER for traffic to darienmartus.com Most listened to tracks are: 1. Grand Pop, 2. California Nights, 3. Black Smoke, 4. Jack and Jill. All four songs receiving thousands of hits in February so far! You live in USA, Russia, Italy, Isreal, Canada, Mexico,and dozens of other places around the planet. Thank you to all who come to listen! Let me know your thoughts in the guestbook if you wish to. xxoo, Darien
whoa! huge increase in traffic to my website recently...i am glad that so many of you come here to listen to my music from Russia, USA, Turkey, China, India, Mexico, Canada, and so many other places around the world. Thank you for coming to listen. My song, "Black Smoke" from my CD, Grand Pop, is being featured on Jango internet radio, a FREE site where you can design your own radio station and decide what artists you want to listen to. Indie artists from all over the world upload their music to Jango and get played by thousands of new listeners each month.
Thank you to all of you who come to my site and listen to my music! 2011 has been, by far, the biggest year ever in terms of visitors here. You come from every continent on the globe (with the exception of Antarctica, anybody there?!) I am happy that you come and listen and I hope to hear from you all via the guestbook. Or, feel free to email me if you want and let me know what you think. Here's to peace in 2012!
My song, "Blsck Smoke" is currently being featured on Jango, the free internet radio service. If you happen to listen to "Black Smoke" on Jango, you might want to make a comment and/or become of fan of the song. Maybe? =O)
My CD, "Grand Pop" is being promoted to some AAA (Adult Album Alternative) radio stations...If you listen to such a station and like my album, a phone call from you to the station might make a difference..I'm just saying...
been awhile since my last entry here
new cd of songs coming together
songs center around piano and some of my current ways of thinking about llife...so..working cd title is "pianosophy" as is possible title track
several songs (too many actually) in the sketch phase. mostly uptempo danceable positive messages
many inspired by dreams or ideas that occured just as i woke up
This album is a collection of recordings that I made early in my life and includes songs that many of you might recognize including, "Duel", "What Am I To Do", "California Nights", 10 songs in total. Most of these recordings were originally demos that were tossed around the LA music world while I nervously obsessed about what would happen to them! A few made it to somewhat dizzying heights but none have, to date, been recorded by anyone but me...so...I figured it was time to set them loose. After assembling the album, I roped my friend and former student, Stefan Colson into remastering them; giving the songs a bigger, more present sound, without changing the original mixes. The result is "Not Alone Anymore" and the CD is now available at itunes, cdbaby, amazon.com, and most other online music retailers. Of course, you also know that all the tracks, as well as much of my other recorded music, is available FREE to listen or download from my website, darienmartus.com as well.
Darien's latest CD, "Grand Pop" can now be found on itunes, napster, amazon, rhapsody and most other music sites. If you wish to purchse a CD, they are available from amazon, cdbaby and many other online music sites.
Spent 4 days at the beach, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, just swimming, running, reading on the sand. Loved it. Germ of an idea for my next CD project forming.
Hi everyone! If you are interested in purchasing an actual CD of either "Grand Pop" or "Now" both are available from CDBaby.com or through Amazon.com. mp3s are available from itunes, rhapsody, and most major online mp3 services...OR, you can download them FREE from the music page on this site, of course.
no entry! been road tripping across the US for a few weeks..16 states, 6,000 miles on my car, 18 different hotel rooms, who knows how many restaurants, 2 family reunions and a college reunion, some performing but mostly not, thousands of amazingly beautiful scenes: mountains, corn fields, barns, cows, rivers, lakes, beaches, old houses, great little towns, what can I say? My head, it spins....
Release Concert for Grand Pop was a couple days ago. I really enjoyed performing these songs for you people that came. Thanks alot for being there!
Until now, there have only been excerpts from my "Hiking Symphony" here on this website, but now, it's ALL here..thanks to increased space on the server..so..enjoy!
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Ignition Coffee House
123 N. Palm Canyon Dr.
Downtown Palm Springs, CA
No cover; 1 drink minimum
You are visiting my site and listening to my music all over the World!
As of today, here are the top places in which you live, in order of numbers:
USA, Russian Federation, Mexico, France, Japan, Germany, Luxembourg, Moldova, Brazil, India, Poland, Seychelles, Serbia, Italy, Montserrat, Romania, WOW!!
Tops songs being downloaded, in order of popularity are:
I'm Holding Out, Back to You, California Nights, I Look at You, all from my CD, "Not Alone Anymore"
I'd enjoy your comments in the guestbook page, if you wish!
I hope you give a listen to my newest CD, Grand Pop. It's here. Free, of course!
Traffic to my site has skyrocketed since "Grand Pop" was uploaded and many of you have been so great with your positive comments. It means alot!! Thank you all!!! Time to relax for a bit, ya think?
Grand Pop is here! Lyrics and album art are here too. Check it out and let me know your thoughts!
Grand Pop mp3s being uploaded tomorrow to the site. Thank you all for being patient as I compulsively nit-picked each track, again and again!! All the lyrics are coming up too. Please let me know what you think.
well, Grand Pop is now finished!! woo hooo!! it will be up on my website in a few days...thnkx for being patient and i hope you enjoy the new tracks.
Grand Pop is a quasi-historical, autobiographical, satirical, pop concept album. It was inspired when an aquaintence remarked, "during the Cold War, we had doo-wop to occupy our minds". This seemed like a good idea for a song...hence, the song "Cold War". Then I realized that this same idea could apply to several genres of pop music from the 1960s and the songs on the album began to take shape.
I hope that you take the time to listen to my new album, download any tracks you want, share them with others and maybe let me know what you think about them. Enjoy!!!
i enjoy the mastering phase of a CD and Grand Pop is going through it now. some things are being changed on a few of the songs, and i redid the background vocals on 3 of the tracks, (of course, i get to be my own background singers!), but other than that, the project is very close to completion. i have one more step that i want to do and that's to give the master to some trusted fellow pairs of ears for comments and suggestions.
thnkx to all of you all over the globe who are listening to my songs! i am thrilled that my album "not alone anymore" is getting a new audience! and thnkx to all of you who have contacted me with your comments via email and the guestbook.
it is very great that so many of you are downloading songs from my cd "not alone anymore". the song "california nights", which is just me and piano, is the most popular track. i have a "just me and piano" track on my upcoming CD, Grand Pop, also, entitled, "Jack and Jill". finishing Grand Pop is a demanding project, but it is coming soon. it is currently at the mastering stage.
a great 2010 to everyone, everywhere! thnkx to you all for listening to my songs. i had some big days in the past week or so to finish the grand pop mixes..almost ready!!
christmas, everyone. thank you for listening to my songs.
i gotta say, it is thrilling to see that there are people all over the world: russia, hungary, czech republic, china, india, germany, the USofA, austria, seychelles, downloading and listening to my music. i feel a real sense of responsibilty to deliver the best i can with my new collectiion, grand pop. thnkx so much to all of you! thnkx for your messages!
most of you have noticed, i think, but just in case you haven't:
my entire CD "not alone anymore" is here on the music page..it's a collection of love songs. (most popular song: "i'm holding out")
my entire digital sample soundscape piece, "iron john" is also on the music page..you can listen to the whole story online or download it to enjoy whenever. (most popular track: "the wedding feast")
and, of course, "lucius the lobster" is on the music page too! (most popular song: "salt and pepper")
please feel free to contact me with your comments, thoughts, at email@example.com or via the guestbook.
if you want to recieve an email when my CD, Grand Pop is finished, please join the mailing list!
FREE THE MUSIC!!!! GIVE IT AWAY!!!!
music isn't something you can own..it's invisible, fleeting,and alive!
Grand Pop is not gonna make it by Nov. 1, what can I say? There are so many decisions yet to be made and just not enough time to make them...soooo....what I think I'm going to do is put each track up as I finish them, (some are done already) since it is so easy to do it that way...let me know what YOU think.
it's that point in a project (grand pop) when i think: what is this CD about, anyhow? takes me back to the original concept: pop songs similar to a particular era that also comment on the time period..AND autobiographical pieces into the mix as well. then wondering: is this clear? maybe include some explaination somehow?
working away on the new website...mostly excited about switching to HostBaby...they are obviously more music friendly and easy to create and update...hopeful that all of you who are interested in my music continue to stop by and download my songs...hey...all you peoples in russia who have been snagging tracks from "Now"...WOW! thousands of you! thnkx and hope you continue to enjoy the songs...hit me up via the guestbook.