This is the second single from the new Daniel Weiss album, DIVE. Land of the Dreamers shows another aspect of Daniel’s musicality.
The track opens with beautiful atmospheric piano chords. Then, Daniel’s guitar lines enter doubling the piano lines. As the bass and drums tease, the melody develops even more building more drama.
With the groove, the repeated phrase develops as it becomes more orchestrated. The hypnotic repeats dies off. That leaves the effected guitar arpeggios before a new section comes in. This is the Rhodes solo with understated tasteful playing.
The next section features Daniel’s lead guitar lines. At this point I’m asking whether this is a solo or a development section.
Next is the Metheny-esque vocal harmonies that add another texture to this piece. As it moves on, Daniel takes a solo to take the song to another level. Great drumming here by Yogev Gabay taking the intensity higher.
All in all, this is a track that shows composers Daniel Weiss and Yaniv Taubenhouse’s musical influences. It’s more compositional in nature than improvisational. Great ensemble playing too!
TLDR: If you’re into Metheny type compositional vibes , do check out Daniel’s latest single.
“Land of the Dreamers” Credits:
Produced by Daniel Weiss
Composed by both: Daniel Weiss and Yaniv Taubenhouse
Guitars – Daniel Weiss
Piano/Rhodes/synthesizer – Yaniv Taubenshouse
Drums – Yogev Gabay
Bass – Iggy Jackson-Cohen
Percussion – Nadav Gaiman
Vocals – Rony & Sharon Weiss
Recorded, Engineered by Jonathan Barak at Mitzlol Studios.
Mixed and Mastered by Yan Perchuk California – U.S.A ”
Filmed by: Or Paz Video Edit: Yogev Gabay
Special Thanks To: Weiss Family, Amit Erez, Taubenhouse Family, Kobi Farhi and Mitzlol Studios, Hush Paz, Barak Radunsky, Amir Mizrahi.
Daniel Weiss came into international awareness for the first time as a finalist for ‘Guitar Idol 2016’. His exceptional abilities and unique style led Weiss to be a highly sought-after musician with a rich international career as a guitarist, composer and arranger.
Despite his young age, Daniel Weiss, a Berklee College of Music graduate, released a long list of musical projects, with the most notable of his projects being his co-lead “Square to Check” ,an all original Progressive Rock band, which was met with huge critical acclaim.
His compositions and arrangements have been performed by international artists as well as symphonic orchestras in Israel.
Weiss was featured in Lick Library, Premier Guitar, Guitar Idol, Normans Rare Guitars, and Bass the World to name just a few.
Weiss has always aspired to serve as a guide and inspiration for other musicians, happy to share his skills, talents and experience. His international teaching career spanning over a decade in his Tel Aviv studio and online has led him to create unique digital courses spanning various subjects and for different levels from the novice to the advanced jazz musician.
These days Daniel is putting the finishing touches on his new album due to be released very soon and on a number of digital courses that will be exclusively available here on this site. His much anticipated ‘8 weeks Galactic Zoom Group‘ will soon open for registration. All this while keeping a busy schedule as a professional guitarist.