Jaffa-based artist Daniel Dor has unveiled a new track and accompanying music video from his forthcoming EP, “Crab Nebula”.
This Israeli musician, singer, and composer have transformed his sound from a grunge rock trio to a more instrumental, psychedelic, and occasionally dream pop-infused style.
Daniel’s musical journey began as a guitarist and member of the bands “The Brothers and the Animals” and “Sweet Peanut in the Circus.” Since the 2012 release of his debut album “Rock Positive,” a live Bob Dylan tribute project, he has been steadily producing music.
His “Leaving Circumstances” EP received positive reviews from Bandcamp and international websites, with one of the tracks featured in the Israeli parody TV series ‘The Jews are Coming.’
Throughout the years, Daniel has continued to perform live in various locations, including Israel, Los Angeles, London, Costa Rica, and India. He has also collaborated with notable musicians such as Shye Ben Tzur and Oren Lavie.
The “Crab Nebula” EP transports listeners to a piano/pop art/progressive realm, distinct from Daniel’s usual soundscapes. In this alternate universe, time flows differently, and gravity seems significantly reduced.
The album’s songs explore various emotional states, such as sadness and happiness, and examine how these emotions shape us. Additionally, the EP introduces a third character – the planet itself – emphasizing the vast and complex ecosystem that will persist despite humanity’s actions.
With “Crab Nebula,” Daniel Dor invites fans on an introspective and cosmic journey through captivating melodies and profound lyrics. This unique blend of piano/pop art and progressive sounds is sure to leave a lasting impression on listeners and further solidify Daniel’s position as a versatile and innovative artist.
What would you say is your greatest strength as an artist?
I would say not being attached to it, at least as much as it is possible.
What is your creative process when making music?
It changes from time to time and from project to project, sometimes an adventure I go through can help me connect with my creativity, sometimes an interesting or inspiring person I meet, Sometimes a new instrument in hand or a song I hear. It definitely varies with me.
How long have you been making music and what attracted you to it?
I have been playing the guitar since childhood, piano since age 16, and singing and writing songs since age 22, but my first album, only came out when I was around my 30s. what can I say? I’m a slow starter.
What is the biggest challenge you have had to overcome as a band/artist so far?
What streaming sites do you think offer the most value to a band?
I can’t really say
How do you think social media or the internet has affected the music scene in your country?
It just changed everything, once we would burn CDs and go to radio stations with them, it was more personal.
What are your friends and parents’ thoughts on your career?
They love my music and show great support
What does your current song mean to you?
Absolute artistic freedom, and a good description of how people and humanity lost proportions of their importance in general compared to all the elements that our universe is made of.
What is one message you would give to your fans?
I love you and am grateful for anyone who is listening to what is coming out of my imagination. Also hope that they receive value from it, I know I did while creating this music.