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  • DANIEL MARTIN MOORE TO RELEASE HIS FORTHCOMING STUDIO ALBUM “TURNED OVER TO DREAMS” ON JULY 7, 2017 VIA SOFABURN RECORDS

    NEW LP FEATURES BOTH NEWLY-PENNED AND REINTERPRETED LULLABIES

    Always, music is the balm. And these days we seem to need it more than ever. Daniel Martin Moore’s newest album, Turned Over to Dreams, offers just that with ten lovely gems, including six original compositions.

    “At every step I was consciously doing my best to evoke peace and gentleness and love and care,” Moore says. “I took a moment before each take to bring forth the most peaceful frame of mind & spirit that I could.”

    The idea for the record came after Moore learned that close friends of his were using one of his previous albums as a bedtime lullaby routine for their children. So he decided to make some new recordings to help out. “I just felt so honored that the songs were being used in that way, and I wanted to see what would happen if there was even more intention behind the recordings,” he says. “Along the way, it expanded into a whole batch of songs and eventually into this LP.”

    While it may aid in getting the kids to sleep, this album might not do the same for the adult listener—it’s so beautiful we won’t want to nod off for fear of missing something wonderful. Moore’s work has always been known for its meditative quality. His trademark combination of velvety vocals and a masterful use of instrumentation— often featuring his piano skills—naturally evokes a peaceful mood. Turned Over to Dreams surely contains some of his best compositions, singing, and craftsmanship on an effort he produced, recorded, and mixed himself.

    Moore’s eighth full length recording opens like a music box with the tender plucks of keys on its title track, and features heartfelt lessons on “Consider the Worlds”, the ache of pining on “You Are Home”, and four carefully chosen covers that range from a 1960s standard, “Touch the Earth”; a haunting interpretation of Brahm’s Lullaby; his own spin on the ever-popular “Stay Awake”, which he couldn’t resist, “because of its cleverness;” and even his recording of the Mr. Rogers’ classic “It’s Such a Good Feeling.” Moore says he can hardly get through singing it without tearing up, articulating an entire generation’s endearment to the children’s television legend. All of this is punctuated by wonderfully varied interludes like the rising strings of “Amid the Stars” or the soothing electric guitar found on “Drifting” that make for an album that provides a much-needed respite.

    Moore chose to record in A=432 (slightly flatter than modern tuning) because of its ability to capture a more mellow sound. “The instruments sing and resonate in different ways with the tension lessened and loosened,” he says. “The voice itself takes on different shades and overtones, hitting notes and frequencies that don’t exist at sharper tunings, and that I had probably not ever sung before.” Many musicians share a deep love for this unusual tuning, and some even point to the fact that the 432 ratio shows up in the natural vibrations of celestial bodies and number sequences found even at the level of DNA. The number 432 is reflected in the ratios of sacred sites like Stonehenge, the Great Pyramids, and many others. Moore was using everything he could to create a warmer and softer listening experience.

    The result is the album we need right now for trying times, a record that encourages us to be still, and most importantly, to listen.

    Album Credits:
    Produced, Recorded, & Mixed by DMM
    Mastered by Joe Lambert
    Art Direction by DMM
    Design by Dusty Summers
    Photos by DMM

    Daniel Martin Moore’s Turned Over To Dreams will be available on vinyl, CD, digital and streaming formats July 7th via Sofaburn Records. Click here to pre-order the vinyl and CD.

    TURNED OVER TO DREAMS TRACK LISTING:
    01 Turned Over to Dreams
    02 Consider the Worlds
    03 O’er Wave & Sky
    04 Good Evening, Good Night
    05 Amid the Stars
    06 You Are Home
    07 Touch the Earth
    08 Drifting
    09 Stay Awake
    10 It’s Such a Good Feeling

    tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8 written by DMM
    track 4 written by Johannes Brahms, arranged by DMM
    track 7 written by Jeri Southern & Gail Allen, arranged by DMM track 9 written by the Sherman Brothers, arranged by DMM track 10 written by Fred Rogers, arranged by DMM

    Alexis Marsh plays the saxophone, flute, and clarinet on tracks 2, 4, and 9
    Scott Moore plays the violin on tracks 1, 4, and 5
    Charlie Patton plays the cello on tracks 1, 4, and 5

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    PRESS RELEASE FOR DMM’S 2005 ALBUM GOLDEN AGE:

    DANIEL MARTIN MOORE TO RELEASE NEW GOLDEN AGE ALBUM OCTOBER 9TH (CO-PRODUCED BY MY MORNING JACKET’S JIM JAMES)

    CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD NEW HI-RES PHOTOS OF DANIEL MARTIN MOORE (CREDIT: PEDRO ANGUILA) & GOLDEN AGE COVER ART

    “Our golden age is here,” Daniel Martin Moore sings on the title track of his latest offering, and he could easily be singing about his own career. Moore has steadily gained a following as one of our most emotive and haunting singers since his acclaimed debut back in 2008. Those deeply moving vocals are pushed to new heights on Golden Age, which he coproduced with Jim James of My Morning Jacket.

    The album is also a whole new sound for Moore. Known for his meditative singing and guitar-driven melodies, Golden Age manages to hold onto that calming element while also giving Moore a more upbeat quality on a larger canvas.

    “We wanted a bigger sound—full band treatments, strings, outer-space, and less guitar,” Moore says of his collaboration with James. “It was Jim’s suggestion that we start each song from the perspective of the drums & bass, finding the right foundation, and then seeing how the rest of the instrumentation would fit into that.  In the past, it had very much been the other way around—everything was based around what my guitar was up to.  We turned that on its head for this record.”

    The result is Moore’s best album to date. Golden Age defies description beyond being a solid and beautiful record. Lyrically tight and sonically adventurous, here is an album that demands you tap your foot along on tunes like “On Our Way Home”, sway to the deep grooves of the profoundly singable “Our Hearts Will Hover” as it builds to its perfect mixture of piano and eerie electric guitar. The listener will sink into the cloud-like vocals and pensive melody of a song like “In Common Time” and be mesmerized by the humming perfection of “Lily Mozelle” or the eyes-closed-with-feeling singing style displayed on “Proud As We Are” that finds Moore remaining sultry and low while the instruments climb toward full exhilaration. The record fairly bursts with emotion, chiefly hope, and firmly establishes a new chapter in the interesting evolution of Moore’s music.

    His debut was a storied one: after serving in the Peace Corps, Moore sent an unsolicited four-song demo to the legendary Sub Pop Records that garnered him a record deal. Sub Pop released three of his records: Stray Age in 2008, co-produced with Joe Chiccarelli, Dear Companion in 2010, an album of duets with acclaimed cellist and singer Ben Sollee, which James also produced, and In the Cool of the Day in 2011, a deeply spiritual album that reimagined gospel. Along the way he played at the Newport Folk Festival, toured the world, and became a darling of NPR. Moore went on to found his own record label (OK Recordings) and released two more albums (Farthest Field in 2012 with Joan Shelley, and Archives, Vol. I. in 2013). Through it all James has been one of his biggest supporters and frequent contributors. Their artistic vision gelled completely on Golden Age.

    James says the album is much like “a flower tucked back in the tall grass” and hopes that listeners “will recognize themselves reflected back from the sounds…and discover a magical place for their mind to wander and wonder.”

    Moore found James’s presence a centering force. “He is always encouraging the pushing of boundaries.  It’s in his nature to expand and elaborate until he finds the spot he’s looking for.  He’s a deep well of creative energy – it’s like he can see the way the future bends the present.”

    Golden Age manages to be a lament but also hopeful at the same time. For Moore the album is very much about “the nature of togetherness and how our perspective shifts when we lose someone, when we gain someone.”

    Even more interesting than the profound themes of the album is the sound.

    The record is populated by a fine cast of players and singers including a masterful Dan Dorff, Jr. on piano, organ, and keyboards; Dave Givan providing rousing percussion; Alana Rocklin and Zak Appleby (Houndmouth) weaving bass grooves throughout while Charlie Patton’s cello and Scott Moore’s violin float like evocative ghosts. Joan Shelley’s ethereal vocals are on fine display here in what Moore calls her “inspiring ability for disappearing into a harmony”; and James bringing his unique guitar stylings and vocals.

    Again and again Golden Age reminds us that this is an album that is not afraid to celebrate love, friendship, and—best of all—the wonderful power of outright possibility that is suggested by every song on the record. Always there is the power of music in Golden Age’s expressive piano solos, in the thump of bass, in the soaring vocals or in lyrics that tell us “maybe we can never know / these things we love so well / but the music never leaves / the dusk & the dawn & the memories.”

    Daniel Martin Moore’s new studio album Golden Age will be available October 9th via Sofaburn Records. 

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    GOLDEN AGE TRACKLISTING:

    01 Golden Age

    02 Our Hearts Will Hover

    03 Proud As We Are

    04 Anyway

    05 Sign Of Life

    06 Lily Mozelle

    07 To Make It True

    08 On Our Way Home

    09 In Common Time

    10 How It Fades

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  • HERE’S WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT DANIEL MARTIN MOORE

    • “Lullabies typically aren’t thought of with the same level of seriousness reserved for more traditional songs. On his forthcoming album "Turned Over To Dreams," though, Kentucky songwriter Daniel Martin Moore is setting out to prove that lullabies can be just as affecting and listenable as their daytime counterparts. The album’s title track takes the best elements of a lullaby — a soothing melody, a comforting message — and seamlessly blends them with the careful songwriting and subtly complex musicianship for which Moore has come to be known.” - AMERICAN SONGWRITER
    • “There is a conspicuous amount of song craft, playing ability and actual talent on Golden Age, the new album by Daniel Martin Moore, which rears its head on nearly every one of its 10 tastefully arranged tracks. Produced by My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, the album at times oddly evokes what a gospel-tinged Bread album might’ve approached circa 1972 or so. An excellent crew of backing musicians is on hand, as is the occasional cello and violin–and the overwhelming feeling is of a very good record by a very good artist who simply wants to make very good art, and that may indeed be all. This is the sort of record that will sound just as good 20 years from now–and that isn’t small.” - Dave DiMartino / YAHOO! MUSIC
    • "Elegant and timeless" - THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
    • “Golden Age pairs Moore with co-producer and My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James for a fuller, instrumentally rich project.” – AMERICAN SONGWRITER
    • “… his finest to date.” – MY OLD KENTUCKY BLOG
    • [4 /5 STARS] “… aching, heartbreaking songs of excellence. In a fitting reflection of its name, Golden Age is a record filled with so much warmth that you never wish it to end.” PRESSPLAY
    • “… a major gem” – THE BLUEGRASS SITUATION
    • “… a sturdily understated folk-pop set produced by My Morning Jacket's Jim James.” - MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINEL
    • “The gentleness of Joshua Radin’s early work and the concreteness of a piano/drums connection buoy this breathtaking update on the early-morning musings of James Taylor.” - INDEPENDENT CLAUSES
    • “Kentucky-based singer/songwriter Daniel Martin Moore has put together another sublime set of unassuming yet subtly majestic piano-led folk-pop gems that blur the lines between morning dew reverie and rainy evening melancholy. Moore's even-keeled, vibrato-less vocals, evocative lyrics, and predilection for artful balladry suggests "Still Crazy After All These Years"-era Paul Simon by way of Andrew Bird, and the sparse yet detailed soft pop arrangements invoke the names of late-'70s singer/songwriters like Randy Newman, Gram Parsons and Ian Matthews.” - ALL MUSIC
    • “… gorgeous new record.” - WNKU
    • “Golden Age is another good shift for Moore, and another sign that as his talent continues to solidify, he’s hardly settling in.” – POPMATTERS
    • “Daniel Martin Moore’s latest release, Golden Age, is a subtle and beautiful combination of piano and vocals, sometimes tastefully graced by other instruments… a tranquil and meditative gift for the season.” - ST. LOUIS MAGAZINE
    • [9/10] “Golden Age is a close to perfection as anything released this year.” – AMERICANA UK
    • “… an uncommonly beautiful album, a collection of meditative melodies that ring with both passion and purpose.” - ELMORE MAGAZINE
    • “… a tranquil and meditative gift for the winter season.” - ST. LOUIS MAGAZINE