Daniel Aged returns to announce his new album You Are Protected by Silent Love and share the project’s first single, “Home_Lost.” You Are Protected by Silent Love is out on April 30th and arrives as a balm, with room for every shade of emotion but guided by a tender, unafraid hand. The album follows Aged’s Bass Improvisations EP last year as well as his 2018 self-titled solo debut, which Pitchfork called “remarkably satisfying.”
The new record inaugurates the launch of Aged’s record label, Chiron Sound Ltd., a multimedia platform for exploring musical autonomy and dedicated to the release of his own music and quality recordings of friends and fellow travelers. The label will focus on free expression, improvisation, and singular visions – unconstrained by genre, the label will draw alliances across geography and generations towards a horizon of progressive music, tuned to uplift, comfort, and inspire.
You Are Protected by Silent Love takes Daniel Aged’s luminous head music into even deeper waters that subtly recall the percussive drive of footwork and jungle. Aged’s instrumentation is so expressive that it’s easy to forget that the album is an all-instrumental affair, anchored largely by his keening pedal steel textures and bass playing. In under an hour Aged invokes the urbane pastoralism of Jim O’Rourke and Ralph Towner as much as the passing chords of Thomas Whitfield’s band at their peak or D’Angelo’s Voodoo reduced to only morning mist and tumbleweeds.