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John Cratchley
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John Cratchley Dan is on fire at the moment...so many ideas spilling out onto this album...it feels very immediate and bold...
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laing "Arc" is definitely not a clean, neatly organized jazz-rock album. It's raw yet smooth, unpredictable yet hits all the right buttons. It's great. Favorite track: Mysterium Cosmographicum.
Steve Lawson
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Steve Lawson This is so so great - Dan's work always evidences equal parts creative genius and deep care and attention to detail. That the latter never smothers the former is rare. Beautiful experimental guitar music with killer drumming and some brilliant melodies :)
Laura Tenchio
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Laura Tenchio right now, I'm in a crowded bus with families and their children heading out into the forests, leaving the buzz of the city behind. I listen to "it grows on you" over and over again and I start losing myself in that track the more we get into the forest. Even the children are quieter now. I think it grows on them, too ;) Favorite track: It Grows on You.
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God Is... 04:10
Stump 05:35
Bird 05:27
Shroom 03:35
Float 05:48


This is a rich record full of dynamics, thick grooves, and coruscating soundscapes. I can hear the threads leading back to my previous albums, but in Arc they're woven into some other kind of strange and beautiful tapestry. When I listen to it I get strange visions, that I won't go into here, because hopefully, you will see your own. -Dan


released May 17, 2016

Produced by Dan Phelps


Jim Keltner: drums
James McAlister: drums
Michael Iveson: drums
Jon Evans: bass
Steve Moore: keys and trombone
Dan Phelps: guitar, bass, keys, drums

Strings performed by:
Songa Lee - violin
Jennifer Takamatsu - violin
Steve Zander - violin
Michelle Jade - violin
Erik Arvinder - viola
Mike Whitson - viola
Vanessa Freebairn-Smith - cello
Alisha Bauer - cello

Recorded by:
S. Husky Hoskulds at Groundlift, Los Angeles, CA
Jon Evans at Brick Hill Studio, Orleans, MA
Nathaniel Kunkel at Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, CA
Assisted by Morgan Stratton
Francisco Botero at Studio G, Brooklyn, NY
Dan Phelps at Home

Mixed by Joel Hamilton at Studio G, Brooklyn, NY Assisted by Francisco Botero

Mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering, Portland, MA

Strings arranged by Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
Strings orchestrated and conducted by Steve Aho

Photography by Cary Norton

Design by Nate Manny at 51 Eggs

Executive Production, Project Management, Travel Coordination, Encouragement, and Partnership by Azurae Phelps


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