Daniel Elms is a British Hull born musician and composer. He has created musical scores for a variety of feature films and dramatic works including: the BAFTA-nominated Ralph, the Academy-Award nominated Library of Burned Books, Plaques and Tangles at Royal Court Theatre, and he composed additional music for Ridley Scott’s Taboo,which was Emmy-nominated for best score.
He announced the release of his first full-length. Islandia is out tomorrow via Brooklyn-based label New Amsterdam Record. According to the press release,it includes five works for chamber orchestra, electric guitar, synthesisers and found sounds ruminated upon the post-industrial coastal towns and people of North East England.
Today we have the pleasure to premiere the title-track. It is inspired by Island scapes and Polynesian folk music. It was named after the classic utopian novel by Austin Tappen Wright. It shows the delicay of the sound, the well-built textures, the initmate tension which meets the dreamlike fragility.
Daniel Elms will tour his album live from 18th-22nd June 2019, venturing to London, Hull and Manchester with the Manchester Collective tour ‘Paradise Lost’, which will also feature a new commission from electronic artist Vessel.