"Caminando despacio, paso a paso… / Por ahí va la cosa" is dedicated to my parents, Francisco Juárez & Mercedes Megías. I love you.
"Jota de Talavera" is an arrangement of a very old tradicional spanish folk song from my hometown; originally based in a folk spanish rhythm called "Jota".
"Inspiration stage (Groningen)" is dedicated to my years living in the city of Groningen (The Netherlands), and all the lovely friends I met there.
"Consciousness Stage: the dreams" is inspired by a few real dreams I had time ago.
"Caesaróbriga & the invisible prison", "Muralla y Ciudadela" & "Tales from the tavern in ruins" are dedicated to my hometown (Talavera de la Reina, Spain), inspired by it’s culture and history.
"The light years" & "Hidden eternity" narrate the story of my fascination about the universe, its inmensity and mystery.
"Última mirada hacia el mar" is dedicated to the lovely city of Donostia - San Sebastián (Gipuzkoa, the Basque Country, Spain), where I lived four of the most happy years in my life.
"Some of those nostalgic lands" is dedicated to some of the most beautiful cities in the world, where I experienced many good moments (some as NYC, Donosti, Groningen, Talavera de la Reina, Bilbao, Berlin, Oloron, Madrid, Rome, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Stockholm...among others).
"Passion" describes that happy feeling I always felt when playing and sharing music with other people.
"Road to the new village" is my little homage to La Pueblanueva (literally translated to english as The New Village), the village where I passed my childhood summers. (This is a bonus track, only available on digital platforms).
released November 29, 2019
TALES FROM SOME OF THOSE LANDS
#1. Caesaróbriga & The Invisible Prison
#2. Caminando Despacio, Paso A Paso... / Por Ahí Va La Cosa!
#3. Jota De Talavera
#4. Inspiration Stage (Groningen)
#5. Consciousness Stage: The Dreams
#6. Muralla Y Ciudadela
#7. The Light Years
#8. Tales From The Tavern In Ruins
#9. Última Mirada Hacia El Mar (Donostia)
#10. Hidden Eternity
#11. Some Of Those Nostalgic Lands
#13. Road To The New Village (Bonus track, only available on digital platforms).
Daniel Juárez - tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone in #5, vocals in #10.
Álvaro del Valle - electric guitar, guitar effects in #5 (left channel soloist in #13).
Jorge Castañeda - piano, rhodes piano in #7 & #13, synths in #1 & #10.
Andrea Caruso - double bass.
Roberto Pistolesi - drums, electronic drums in #7.
Jesús Caparrós - electric bass in #7, #10 & #13. (solo in #7).
Nico Martín Alfaro - electric guitar in #7, #10 & #13. (solos in #7, #10, right channel soloist in #13), guitar effects in #7.
Recorded at Mecca Recording Studio (in Oiartzun, Gipuzkoa, the Basque Country, Spain), on February 2019. More information about the studio at www.meccarecordingstudio.com
Sound engineers: Mikel Eceiza, Igor Eceiza.
Recorded, mixed & mastered by Mikel Eceiza.
Produced by: Daniel Juarez, with the collaboration of Álvaro del Valle, Mikel Eceiza, Igor Eceiza, Jorge Castañeda, Andrea Caruso, Roberto Pistolesi, Jesús Caparrós, Nico Martín Alfaro.
Art paintings by SIE.
Design work by Paula Pupo.
All compositions by Daniel Juárez, except for “Jota de Talavera” (traditional Jota spanish song, arranged by Daniel Juárez). All rights reserved - Daniel Juárez, 2019.
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