Ancient Shapes – Silent Rave
The heart-like form in the cracked muddy ground. The faces turned away from the fire. The unwanted flowers of spring – Ancient Shapes celebrate and shake with the supernatural under-dogs, they sing abrasively as the bottom feeders, no-eyed from years of pitch darkness. In this, they bring a new source of light; with an urgency that can only be described as “punk”.
Daniel Romano, (writer, producer, performer, engineer, mixer, mastering engineer, artist) of the group “Ancient Shapes” is also known for his rock and roll and sometimes folk and sometimes country and western act that wears his birth moniker. Romano has been a highly prolific and independent force in today’s un-garbaged musical and lyrical output for the last 15 years. He is reluctantly awarded and renowned. Some say genius others say trash-boy.
Ancient Shapes shift the language of punk. “Silent Rave” is a collection of raw, lucid poems, exploring various crevasses of love, the natural world, and also more love. Romano shrieks with immediacy (as he never has in his other endeavors) over a bubble gum power pop landscape.
Punks and the punk-less together find common ground in these electric folk-tales of smeared foliage. See them live to understand. Listen to the record and fill in the gaps in your creative brain. You’re good at it!
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Here’s to another century of ice.
- Giant Coma
- Another Century Of Ice
- Mental Slavery (We Can't Quit)
- Wabash Wreckingball
- Violence In The Mouth Of Age
- My Adidas (Revisited)
- Political Rain
- Black Leather Jacket
- The Girl Of God's Lips
- Blood Orange
- Written, Performed, Recorded by Daniel Romano
- Cover photo by Sebastian Buzzalino
- Layout by Daniel Romano
- Mastered by Dan Weston