||[Jul. 20th, 2009|11:32 am]
It is rather amusing the way I discovered this Artist. I was actually browsing through the merchandise tent at the Vancouver Folk Festival when I spotted the cover for his cd. I didn’t actually know a lot of the artists who were present for the show, and I didn’t really want to buy a Rock Plaza Central, or Iron & Wine cd. Looking over the EP at 8 dollars Canadian I debated whether I should buy the cd or not. After sometime of considering I made the decision to actually buy the EP.
Upon listening to the first song, in which the chorus sings “Robots need love too”, I couldn’t help but be drawn to the artist. Often the current trend for this form of art tends to lead towards terms like “freak folk” or “psychedelic folk” or some other sort of term which sounds hip, yet annoying at the same time. Dan Mangan can be described as fairly honest music, he doesn’t climb too high on his soap box, and addresses the themes of the every man; with a lyrical quality that most artists only wish they could emulate.
If you are looking for an honest cd which you can relate to, and be entertain by, these elements are amply present within the work of Mr. Mangan. Dan has a new CD coming out in the month of August, I am eagerly looking forward to see what this up and coming Canadian artist has in store for us next, in the dialogue which is his work.
Check out his Myspace Here