Some news of the future…

Hey everyone, Daniel Belasco here.
It’s been a while since I updated this page properly and many fantastic things have happened.
Most recently, I am proud to announce that Glass Apple Bonzai has signed with Artoffact Records for the release of “In the Dark” which will be available soon.
Artoffact has long been one of my favourite labels, bringing us such fantastic acts as Iceland’s Legend, Dead When I Found Her from Portland, Noise Unit, Canadian synth legends Rational Youth, and a multitude of others.
I’m completely honoured and happy to be included among the ranks of such awesome musicians and their incredible sonic output.
More details soon on the release of In the Dark.

A few weeks back I was also honoured with winning the “Electronic Dance Music of the Year” award at the 2016 Niagara Music Awards for the song “Suicide, You, and I” from the upcoming album In the Dark.
It’s always a fantastic feeling to be supported by your local peers, even if they still don’t know what to do with me!

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I also had the opportunity to perform at the awards ceremony, which was totally rad. My regular bandmates couldn’t make it for the show so I brought in my old Defence Mechanism keyboardist Alex Parker for the night.
It was fun to hang around and be the biggest weirdos in the place. By far…

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In a couple of weeks I’m off to Reykjavik, Iceland for the second time to perform a couple of shows during Iceland Airwaves Festival. Always an exciting trip and a nice chance to get away from regular life for a bit.

For now, follow the link below to a “Pay What You Can” compilation courtesy of Artoffact Records, featuring a couple of tracks from yours truly.

Cheers!

Daniel Belasco
Oct 2016

To the land of ice and snow…

So, the big news around the Glass Apple Bonzai camp is that we are confirmed to play a show in Reykjavik, Iceland on Saturday, November 8th at the Dillon.
Krummi (of Icelandic synthpop act Legend) does the booking for the Dillon and he has set the whole thing up. So a big thanks to him.
This is will mark Bonzai’s first out-of-country performance EVER, and what a way to start.
Iceland has been on my list of places to visit since I was a kid, so this is a big deal.
We’ll be performing off-venue during the Iceland Airwaves Festival, so it’s going to be a pretty amazing experience and we’re planning something special for that performance.

In other music related news the “Night Maze” EP is nearing completion and I’m planning a digital release of it at first, then cassette (with download included), and eventually a 10″ vinyl release.
Speaking of vinyl, I’m also putting together the details for a special edition re-release of “Glass Apple Bonzai” on vinyl with a special 7″ 45-rpm of an exclusive “single mix” of Too Late to Let Go.
Also in December (no exact date just yet) I will be doing a live scoring of the Fritz Lang’s 1927 cinematic masterpiece Metropolis.
Join me on stage for that night will be Ethan Moseley of Promonium Jesters, Mutant Women, and Defence Mechanism.
Ethan is a master of weird disjointed noises and electronic wizardry, which are both necessary components to scoring this film.
So far nothing is set in stone, but the details will be finalised soon.

– Daniel X. Belasco

http://www.gabonzai.com

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