the music of daniel messer

I started making music when I was kid. Some people have a pivotal change in their life when they’re in their teens, a change where they know that everything is different and they gained some insight on who they are and what they want to do. I had my first when I was five years old. I was sitting on the floor of my parents’ living room, watching a show called Cosmos, hosted by a gentle scientist named Carl Sagan. Cosmos exposed me to the wonders of space and astronomy, something I still have a deep affection for today.

Beyond that, the show introduced me to the music of Vangelis. From that point on, I wanted to make music.

So a beautiful and talented woman named Bev taught me how to play piano. In high school,  a good friend of mine called Paul taught me how to play drums. Along the way, I also taught myself to play congas and, if you hold a gun to my head, I can play bass guitar too.

Over the years, I’ve recorded a few albums which included covers of songs I really like and my own work. I’d love to share some of that music with you here. Hopefully, this collection keeps growing as there are more and more tunes I want to record.


Note: All songs are written by me unless otherwise noted.

singles and covers

Improv #22 – Lorelei ~download~

Theme to BOOKTALK ~download~

That’s What Friends Are For (by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager)  ~download~

Optimus L’Chaim (The theme to Cyberpunk Librarian) ~download~

Winter (by Tori Amos) ~download~

Albedo 0.29 ~download~


from my albums

Music from Back in the Day

26th & Bonnie Doone ~download~

Improv for Iain (Baby Boy) ~download~



Music from Spiral Dancer

Tesseract ~download~

On Your Way ~download~

True Vision ~download~

Echo Mirage ~download~


Music from Sonoran Standard Time

Shelly’s Song ~download~

Southeast Valley Rain ~download~
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