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Timothy Daniel
Timothy E. Daniel

Tim Daniel is an architect of sound and song. Working primarily with synth/samplers and incorporating bass guitar, guitar, saxophones, vocals and other instruments with occasional guest artists. Tim's first serious study of music was the saxophone. He later adopted the keyboard as his primary instrument as much for convenience as a conscious decision. Since then he has honed his skills at performance, composition, improvisation and sound design. He constantly seeks new sounds which are expressive to combine with his unique approach to improvisational performance.

Tim's music covers a broad range of genres. This is perhaps natural as his musical influences range from Beethoven to the Butthole Surfers. The work created as Timothy Daniel is progressive rock and jazz fusion influenced. As an electronica artist he goes by the name Media Lint.

Tim's first CD release was Inversion recorded between 1994 and 1997 and released in December, 1997. Since then he has had several small releases including albums exclusively sold online. Always experimenting, Tim has incorporated complex polyrhythms and compound time signatures into many of his works including his latest progressive rock and fusion efforts. He is currently most active on his electronica project, Media Lint, but will have a CD release in the next year of many of the progressive rock songs he has been working on over the past few years.

After working with mostly electronic instruments for many years, Tim has returned to using saxophones much more in his recorded work. He owns tenor, alto and c-melody saxophones. Additionally he has collected many unique percussion instruments as well as ethnic folk instruments and other strange musical paraphernalia.

Tim's music is also available on artistlaunch.com and Artist Launch hosts some of the songs on this page.

:: music ::

Track Title Description LengthListen!
01Letter To A Friend Odd-meter Progressive Rock - 2002
Timothy Daniel: bass guitar, synthesizers, vocals, drum programming.

Lyrics: We aren't the boys we once were - We've grown into men - But we can still remember - The times that we had then - Listening to the Dead - And letting acid thoughts fill our head - They were the best times I ever had - Back when we were young ... :: We'd talk about the days to come - And shoot our BB Guns - The future sure looked bright - And we had all of it in our sights - And now when things turn bad - And even though it makes me sad - I won't forget the times we had - Back when we were young... :: We were free to be who we wanted to be - And now that we're old we must do as we're told - Life's not easy - But the memory of those times I will keep in my mind - They are a part of me :: Remember the days we spent down at the pond? - Or taking the motor bike on a spin through the lawn? - It's sad to think that those days are gone - Can we live them again? :: We could get together on a muggy summer day - School is out and the golden rule is to go outside and play - We can get together on a chilly winter night - And play atari games and drink your father's genny light - We can go out fishing and catch a buzz down by the stream - Or sit and read the paper and analyze each other's dreams :: And so we now have seen the future - Which was hidden in our pasts - You know I won't let go of those days - But time is moving fast - Lazing on a day of rain - And thinking of those times again - The best part of our life was then - Back when we were young
4:54
02American Sunset
(original mix)
Pseudo-Militant Hard Rock - 2004
Timothy Daniel: synthesizers, vocals, programming
Patrick Connolly: Guitars
Jon Silk: Drums

Lyrics: A mandate has been issued - The Eagle has flown the coupe - Turn your ploughshares in for guns - Our kingdom comes through strength of arms :: The Almighty Eye can't be toppled - Rest assured your fear's secured - We'll grow our pride through acts of war - Balances are checked at the door :: I rise before the setting sun - I look around at what's been done - As day transcends to night - And darkness washes out the light :: Direction is the place you're at - Where nothing seems to matter - The world looks at you with scorn - And compliments your anger - The tide is turned - Your soul is drowned - A demon has been born - A child of our rage - Let's give to him a crown of thorns
4:36
03What Makes We
(Is the You and Me)
Progressive Rock - 2001
Timothy Daniel: bass guitar, synthesizers, vocals, drum programming.
Features an end jam in an odd compound meter (30/8)

Lyrics: Counting all the lies - Adding up the compromises - Looking in your eyes - Looking past all your disguises ... You came around and you took me down - I hit the ground and I look around - You spun me round and I heard this sound - Drowned out my thoughts, made my temples pound ... What makes we is the you and me - Three only adds up to jealousy - Go for the four even up the score - I don't wanna play this game no more - You can pretend we're in love again - It's been so long I've forgotten when - What makes we is the you and me - Either I'm blind or you fail to see ...
4:46
04Finding A Song Classic Rock - 2005
Timothy Daniel: keyboards, bass guitar, vocals, melodica, tenor saxophone

Lyrics: The emptiness of F - Meets the loneliness of G - Play in common time and minor key :: The emptiness of F - Meets the loneliness of G - Play in common time and harmonize the melody
3:10
05The Rabbit Industrial Rock - 1999
Timothy Daniel: synthesizers, vocals, drum programming, arps.

Lyrics: Sleeping alone in front of the mirror - You are dreaming of tomorrow - Keeping your thoughts to yourself - You are holding back your sorrow - You might fantasize a lie - Where the truth is all you're dreaming - You might chance upon a chance - To reflect upon believing :: The looking glass saw Alice and through forethought crossed my mind - Perchance I saw a rabbit and the rabbit saw mankind ...
3:57
06Columbia Jazz/Electronic - 2003
Composed February 2, 2003.
Timothy Daniel: Tenor saxophone, synthesizers, programming.
3:47
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