Daniel Blumberg in trio
Daniel Blumberg, one of the most determinedly original artists in independent music, will be back in Italy with his latest work: Minus, his first solo record released by Mute Records. The album explores a radically original direction, marrying free music with the most raw, emotive songwriting, which flows from the deep, personal turmoil Blumberg was going through while working on it. Minus took nearly five years to produce, and is the result of improvisation sessions with the musicians of London’s legendary Café OTO, where Blumberg met violinist Billy Steiger and bass player Tom Wheatley – now touring together as a trio for the first time. Minus gives the clear impression that Blumberg has finally reached the place he was yearning for: this exquisite album confirms him as one of the most unique voices of the British experimental scene.
Daniel Blumberg is a British musician and songwriter. At only 27, he has an impressive music background: from his first band, which he signed up with XL Recordings when he was still at school, to the projects released under the names Oupaand Hebronix, to collaborations with David Berman (Silver Jews), Low, Lambchop and Neil Michael Hagerty of the Royal Trux (with whom he performed as part of Howling Hex). His debut record, Minus (Mute, 2018), stems from his collaboration with the radical artistic community of London’s Café OTO. The album was recorded live with the legendary producer Peter Walsh (a collaborator of Scott Walker from Climate Of Hunter) in just five days. The title track video was edited in Budapest by the multi-award-winning Hungarian film editor David Jancso (White God, The Childhood Of A Leader).