Daniel Romano, (writer, producer, performer, engineer, mixer, mastering engineer, artist) of the group “Ancient Shapes” is also known for his rock and roll and sometimes folk and sometimes country and western act that wears his birth moniker. Romano has been a highly prolific and independent force in today’s un-garbaged musical and lyrical output for the last 15 years. He is reluctantly awarded and renowned. Some say genius others say trash-boy.
Ancient shapes, now supporting their sophomore long player “silent rave” are shifting the language of punk. “Silent Rave” is a collection of raw, lucid poems, exploring various crevasses of love, the natural world, and also more love. Romano shrieks with immediacy (as he never has in his other endeavours) over the bubble gum power pop landscape he creates for these recordings.
Punks and the punk-less together find common ground in these electric folk-tales of smeared foliage. See them live to understand.