Dan Barracuda creates a myriad of eclectic projects including rock bands, a silent film/live
production about dreams (The Pillow Men). Developing a love for music at a young age, Dan spent the
majority of his time writing over three-thousand musical riffs, ideas, and samples with his guitar, piano, and
voice. Composing songs is his calling.
"Rooster Illusion" is Dan Barracuda's sophomore effort. The album is an important step in his sonic journey,
incorporating field recordings, progressive and experimental elements, and lyrical themes of identity, growth,
pain, nature, and death. Consisting of only 7 tracks, "Rooster Illusion" is a hauntingly powerful, jarring, and
cinematic journey of dynamics, ambience, textures, and deep philosophical expression. He has already begun
mapping out the next album and expects to start recording in late Spring 2018.
“Soliloquy” is Dan Barracuda’s debut as a solo artist. These songs were conceived, tracked, and stitched
together throughout the past 8 years. As a musical artist, Dan strives to make each piece different so that it
lives in its own conceptual world, situated with its own unique colors, textures, and words that altogether
bring the music to life. The same is true for the songs found in “Soliloquy”; it is completely self-produced,
recorded, and mixed in his home (with the exception of the drums). It explores reflection, ambition, retreat,
optimism, and the constant pressure on the nerves to capture a moment of inspiration. As a debut, it
represents Dan’s first foray into sharing the thoughts and sounds in his head out there into the world.