DANNY VALENTINE AND THE MEDITATIONS
D V A T M [Danny Valentine & the Meditations]
In 2007 two Daniels and a Kristian had a dream to create a band that did not exist, each player a character in search of an author... We made a record called the Lion the Fish and the Bear, each animal representing one of these versions of us... then we moved into a more organic reality where we found a new freedom to create. We have made another album - The Darkest Days of the Empire - it catalogues nine years of change and growth, becomingmen becoming men and a nothingness that has self-fulfilled.
These days we are three Daniels, one Philip and a Jimmy and we live in and around West London. We are proud to be local and independent. We have been humbled by the many wonderful musicians who gave time and energy to this record. On occasion we perform and you may find up to ten of us taking the stage, where voices and trumpets and beautiful noise interplay with pounding drums and dubbed up bass straight from the dirty streets we come from.
This is our new LP, recorded in London, Brighton, Brooklyn and Oxfordshire. It was produced by D.H.R. Gibbs and Ian Davenport and is available to buy on red and black splattered clear vinyl in our shop. Click here or on the image to listen. The Darkest Days of the Empire features some amazing musicians including Daniel Jose Darriba, Davide De Rose, Eddy Stevens, Jodie Scantlebury, Andre Canniere, Takatsuna Mukai, Lisa Moore, Catrin Jones, Daniel Hydes, Philip Dawson and Kristian Gough.
Our first album, released way back in 2010. Physical copies are sold out but you can listen by clicking here or on the image. It was recorded in four countries by many engineers and features artists who have played with such awesome and inspiring luminaries as Hole, Gobsausage, Ten Minutes with My Dad, Roisin Murphy, Noel Hogan, Supergrass and many more.