Ancient Shapes – Across Canada 2018 Photo Book

Ancient Shapes – Across Canada 2018 Photo Book

May 28, 2018 | Posted in: Ancient Shapes, Daniel Romano 0

In January 2018 Daniel Romano’s Ancient Shapes embarked on their first Canadian national tour. 13 stops between Vancouver and Montreal, 13 brief, passionate blasts of sound within the frozen moment of the winter, the moment that extends for thousands of kilometres and crosses mountains, prairies, rivers, and all sorts of soiled and stolen lands. The sound made by 5 comrades, wrestled into shape by another at the front of the house, and captured by another in raw black and write images.

Photographer Sebastian Buzzalino has compiled the best of his photographs from the tour into a beautiful 120 page 6×9” format book, containing 147 images from the stage, the van, the beds, the hotels, the freezing cold road stops, and the results of drinking too many Labatt 50s. “I’ve had the privilege of working with Dan on a couple of tours, but this was the first time documenting Ancient Shapes” he says. “Huddled in a busted van full of speed holes as we raced across Canada at the height of winter, I captured a more frenetic, urgent side of his music. Between the close quarters, the packed venues and our scrappy camaraderie, these represent some of my most visceral and intimate photos to date.”

The photograph is a collaboration between photographer and subject; let the subject speak: “Sebastian Buzzalino is an invisible summer. When behind the camera, he is disguised and blends into even the most vivid scenery. This ability is what makes him able to capture the raw, living, bleeding imagery that he does. Never have I met someone with such a quick response and attention to a subject. Above all this, when the camera comes down, his beautiful smile appears.” – Daniel Romano

Ancient Shapes – Across Canada 2018 Photo Book is available for a limited time from our mailorder shop.

To see more of Sebastian’s work please visit Unfolding Creative Photography.

Daniel Romano / Ancient Shapes Tour Canada

Daniel Romano / Ancient Shapes Tour Canada

January 9, 2018 | Posted in: Ancient Shapes, Blog, Daniel Romano 0

Nerveless coverHuman Touch cover

Daniel Romano’s Tournée Infinite continues in the early dim moments of 2018 with a potent swing through Western Canada. To mark the occasion and brighten the days he’s released two albums from the vault, two projects, unique, individual, paired. Human Touch is based in the acoustic folk and country, beloved and adored. Nerveless is perfect pop for now people. Both are available only for the duration of the tour, exclusively through Bandcamp: https://youvechangedrecords.bandcamp.com/

Forever and Back: Daniel Romano tours Western Canada, reverses, and recrosses the country as ANCIENT SHAPES

DANIEL ROMANO & JAZZ POLICE
Jan 10 at The Good Will, Winnipeg, MB
Jan 11 at Amigos, Saskatoon, SK
Jan 12 at The Aviary, Edmonton, AB
Jan 13 at Gerry Thomas Gallery, Calgary, AB
Jan 18 at Gerry Thomas Gallery, Calgary, AB
Jan 20 at The Cobalt, Vancouver, BC
Jan 21 at The Upstairs Cabaret, Victoria, BC

ANCIENT SHAPES
Jan 24 at The Lido, Vancouver, BC
Jan 25 at Fernando’s, Kelowna, BC
Jan 26 at Empress Ale House, Edmonton, AB
Jan 27 at Night Owl, Calgary, AB
Jan 28 at The Slice, Lethbridge, AB
Jan 31 at Amigos, Saskatoon, SK
Feb 1 at Mercury Cafe, Regina, SK
Feb 3 at The Handsome Daughter, Winnipeg
Feb 4 at Falcon Ridge, Falcon Lake, MB
Feb 6 at The Working Class Bar, Timins, ON
Feb 7 at The Townehouse Tavern, Sudbury, ON
Feb 8 at Megaphono, Hull, QC
Feb 10 at  Call The Office, London, ON
Feb 11 at Smiling Buddha, Toronto, ON

 

 

Ancient Shapes – Silent Rave, tour only cassette

Ancient Shapes – Silent Rave, tour only cassette

February 16, 2017 | Posted in: Ancient Shapes, Artists, Blog, Daniel Romano 0

Silent Rave is the new 10 song cassette album by Ancient Shapes. It is available exclusively at upcoming live engagements. Book your tickets, these are brave new waves.

What’s happening:
“Violence in the mouth of age” is a love song for the overlooked. This sunshine carol focuses it’s energies and visual accompaniment towards a timeless companion of youth culture. The teen love affair between alienated youth and its stimulant valentine. Ancient Shapes ponders, perhaps there are other expanses to explore outside of the inside. Another way in. The future, beyond the jaws of yesterday, holds a beautiful violence in the mouth of age. This beautiful violence is rhythmic. To be consumed without fear and transformed in a moment, not unlike the more prominent playmate to those jittery juveniles. This is an analyses, perhaps even a valiant exclamation for bored-youth liberation. Can’t you taste it?”

Live music happenings:
Feb 23 – The Smiling Buddha, Toronto, ON
Feb 24 – Mikado, St. Catherines, On
Feb 25 – Call the Office, London, ON
Feb 26 – This Ain’t Hollywood, Hamilton, ON

Ancient Shapes Live!

February 14, 2017 | Posted in: Ancient Shapes, Daniel Romano 0

This month, Daniel Romano’s Ancient Shapes is playing it’s first run of live shows. The self-declared “Anti-Art Ensemble” has previously graced but one stage (on the occasion of the resetting of the clocks at midnight Dec 31st 2016). This is a rare chance to catch the band, alive, to thrill to the live sound of amplified instruments and the human voice in this still-new year.

Here is where they rage and rave:
Feb 23 – The Smiling Buddha, Toronto, ON
Feb 24 – Mikado, St. Catherines, On
Feb 25 – Call the Office, London, ON
Feb 26 – This Ain’t Hollywood, Hamilton, ON

Fearless Death Tomorrow And I’ll Be Set Free

Fearless Death Tomorrow And I’ll Be Set Free

October 4, 2016 | Posted in: Ancient Shapes, Artists, Blog, Daniel Romano 0

On May 27th, 2016 You’ve Changed Records released the 10 song Ancient Shapes LP: 16 and a half minutes of punk-rock-power-pop-poetry by Daniel Romano. Now from the depths, awake on the shore, hungry and hunted and alive, the video for Fearless Death Tomorrow.

I’m the beast
The beast of madness
I will speak no words of wickedness
I can stretch like the veins on a leaf
I can look with the eyes of a thief

My friend has an American drum
And I can’t sleep if it’s ever going to come

Fearless death tomorrow
And I’ll be set free

Who’s this voice moaning with the waves?
And who is this humidity bath?
Who are all these poisonous songs?
I can hear a snake through the fog

Ancient Shapes is available on double A-side 12″ LP exclusively from You’ve Changed Records.