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Dan PoundDan Pound composes and produces ambient electronic, new age, world/shamanic, space-music soundscapes.

Dan was classically trained on piano, guitar and double bass at an early age and started writing songs soon after. He went on to be in the local honor orchestra and was soon writing pieces for the entire ensemble. Besides performing and composing, Dan has earned degrees in recording engineering and electronic music technology, and has received credits as 1st engineer and mixer for an indie jazz release, "Crusin' Some Grooves" by the Steve Wolfe Quartet.

Over several years, Dan has pieced together a home studio where he does most of his work now recording and producing his music independently. He specializes in music for film and multi-media, as well as recording and producing his own albums on his newly developed label, Pound Sounds.

Several of Dan's songs have received airplay on many ambient radio programs, including the widely syndicated NPR FM program, Hearts Of Space, as well as many others.

In September of 2009, Dan was named Artist of the month on the on-line web radio site, Stillstream.com, which is heard around the globe.
Many of Dan's CD releases have been ranked in several on-air programs' monthly and yearly top release lists. Programs like Stars End, Mystic Music, Inner Visions, Galactic Travels, Ultima- Thule, Secret Music, Morning Fog and many others.

Other professional credits include:

Greenpeace Organization: music used for the documentary, "Changes in Climate, Changes in Lives".

Random Productions: music used for the film, "Living Proof".

Monkey House Productions: core music used for documentary, "Southern Fried Bigfoot".

Image Maker Advertising Inc.: music used for internet online sales promotions.

Q.O.C productions: music used for internet website promotions.

Peregrine Group Films: music used for the short film, "Valley Of The Moon".

IronCode Software: music used for PC game, "Pahelika: Secret Legends".
Instruments

Dan plays analog and digital hard and soft synths, guitars, shamanic percussion and voice, Native American flutes, Didgeridoo, ocarina, harmonica, Tibetan singing bowls, drum sampling and programming, field recordings.
Similar Artists

Tangerine Dream, Steve Roach, Vangelis, Brian Eno, Patrick O'Hearn, Vidna Obmana, Micheal Stearns.



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Living Planet Living Planet
Ambient Shamanic Space music with a slight tribal/techno edge. Could be considered a sequel and companion disc for "Esoterica"

Electroambient Space review of "Living Planet":

Quick on the heels of Dan Pound's last release Esoterica comes Living Planet.

"Birth of a Planet" begins with primeval deep rumblings, though this soon gives way to flutes, synths, random electronic sounds and gentle percussion. The man...more
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