“Glass Apple Bonzai” is the retro synth pop solo project of Canadian songwriter and producer Daniel X. Belasco (member of Defence Mechanism, MDM (Modern Digital Militia), Necromancers Union, and Everything is Totally Fucked).
Bonzai’s sound is a grand departure from the industrial/EBM style of his other projects, focusing on more melodic, romantic, and personal content both lyrically and sonically, and wears its 80’s electronic influences on its sleeve without shame.
With over 20 years experience in music, and 10 years in Defence Mechanism (www.facebook.com/defencemechanism), Daniel Belasco continues to put as much time and effort into sound selection, production, and presentation as he does into songwriting and lyrical content (Daniel was the recipient of the Recording Engineer of the Year award at the 2010 Niagara Music Awards for his work on Defence Mechanism’s last album “Invasion of the Robot Brains From Planet Zero”)
Daniel is also an accomplished remix artist and is generally considered to be quite full of himself.
The Glass Apple Bonzai Live Show
Joining Daniel on stage behind a stack of synthesizers will be none other than Toronto-based DJ/Producer/Musician Dreamstate Seven (aka Steve, Ste7en, Captain Dreamweaver von Dreamcast).
Daniel and Steve met back when Steve played keyboards in Toronto’s own Cyber-metal meisters Nanochrist and has since become a good friend.
Skilled in the arts of Key-Jitsu and Synth Fu, Steve is welcome addition to the retro-tastic neon nightclub that is Glass Apple Bonzai.
Check out Dreamstate’s newest single on Soundcloud, and keep your eyes peeled for his full-length debut coming soon.