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Currently residing in Los Angeles, DARRYL BLOOD is a singer/songwriter who has been recording and writing music for well over a decade. It has only been within the past few years that his music has finally emerged to the masses. Originally from the Boston area, he played in many local bands and various side-projects. In 1997, he formed a small cassette label (BLACK APPLE) to help distribute fellow four-trackers as well as his own backlog of much lauded home recordings, which ranged from acoustic boombox bliss to blasts of noisy indie rock abandon. His first major solo effort was “Swan Girth“ (2000, BlueSanct), released under the project name, TILTMASTER. Mostly acoustic, with sparse arrangements, his songs settled around the darker themes of love, loss and regret. It’s ‘eerily poignant simplicity and staggeringly beautiful poetics’ helped produce ‘...a weird, cerebral calm, yet rapturous, as if being wrapped in roofing tarpaper.’
During his last days in Boston, Blood gathered together a small band of friends to record what would become “This Isn't Goodbye”, a personal narrative that explores the many sides of transition and change. The new CD leans towards an indie/roots sound with a warm, vintage sensibility. Bolder arrangements paint the foreground in a mix of mid-tempo pop songs and sentimental ballads. It is probably his most cohesive effort to date, capturing a spontaneous sense of urgency and optimism.
With musical influences from the Beatles to Beck, DARRYL BLOOD merges 60's folk with modern indie rock. Seeping through his musical past can be heard an array of heroes including Nick Drake, Donovan, Syd Barrett and Neil Young, and modern artists Ryan Adams, Elliott Smith, Wilco and Radiohead. Whether it be songs for the weary traveler or the wounded at heart, this CD will stay with you.