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
26th & Bonnie Doone ~download~
Improv for Iain (Baby Boy) ~download~
On Your Way ~download~
True Vision ~download~
Echo Mirage ~download~
Shelly’s Song ~download~
Southeast Valley Rain ~download~
This work by Daniel Messer is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.