Dan Deacon

Meetle Mice

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The music contained on these albums (Meetle Mice + Silly Hat vs. Egale Hat) I wrote while in college (and a few while in high school) when I was just discovering computer music. I wrote them for fun, never planning on doing anything with them at that the time or expecting them to be heard outside of my circle of friends. When I was asked to play a show on campus I thought it might be a good idea to burn some CD-Rs and try to sell them at the show.

Going through my files, I found the pieces that I liked the most, grouped them into two different collections and gave them the most appropriate/absurd titles I could think of. The organization of the songs was somewhat thoughtout but mostly chaotic: make sure the granular synth pieces are far from each other; keep the songs with beats spread out; sound collages placed amongst sine wave drone pieces. They were more like compilations of my experiments than albums of compositions.

I was a very different musician back then trying to figure out how to interact with sound, what could be done with it, where it could go, learning music software for the first time. Since then my aesthetic has shifted, my absurdist mindset subdued. At times I feel like these albums are skeletons in my musical closet. Many of the song titles are absurd or toy with the idea of what is offensive and what is not, many of them created as a commentary on the super politically correct atmosphere that was Purchase College in the early 2000s.

These albums are like seeds. They sound, look and feel very different from the fruit that they've grown but they are still of the same tree.

Dan Deacon: Meetle Mice

The Adventures of Mr Bumbersine featuring Dr Witherbean Dan Deacon 03' 35''
Aerosmith Layer Dan Deacon 05' 34''
30 (From 21 Through 35)(Live) Dan Deacon 01' 33''
Plums Dan Deacon 02' 40''
Aw Ah Ah Ah (Party Cakes) Dan Deacon 01' 46''
BJI Aii Hmhm #14 Dan Deacon 02' 13''
Never Do That Dan Deacon 02' 55''
That's A Nice Shirt (Dad) Dan Deacon 01' 32''
Sdahgsfdgh3frgha3wffhjdvbjs4uh Dan Deacon 07' 41''
I'm So Gay With The Boner Dan Deacon 02' 06''
My Weasle Is Married Worm Married Dan Deacon 04' 40''
I Have AIDS Dan Deacon 02' 44''
005 September 22 BE Dan Deacon 01' 33''
Biggle Hat was Ice Cream Time (Card Shark Nose Nose) (Live) Dan Deacon 06' 43''
Electronic with Clarinet and Bari Sax Dan Deacon 03' 09''
Song For Dina Dan Deacon 04' 31''
My Own Face Is F Word Dan Deacon 05' 23''
Drinking Out of Cups Dan Deacon 02' 46''

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