DAN PATLANSKY's brand new album, 'PERFECTION KILLS' is released worldwide today, 2 February 2018. The album is the follow-up to 2016’s critically acclaimed ‘Introvertigo’, which was voted #1 Blues Rock Album in the world by Blues Rock Review USA, and his ninth studio offering.
'PERFECTION KILLS' was recorded at Scherzo Productions, a recording studio in Dan’s hometown of Pretoria, South Africa. Dan chose Scherzo because he wanted to make a different sounding record from his last two albums and he felt Scherzo supported his vision. All the songs on 'PERFECTION KILLS' were recorded and engineered by Jaco Naudé at Scherzo Productions, mixed by Stefan Swart in South Africa and mastered by Pete Lyman at Infrasonic Mastering U.S.A.
DAN produced the album himself, something he hasn’t done in years. “I learnt so much working with Theo Crous, who was the producer on my previous two albums, ‘Dear Silence Thieves’ and ‘Introvertigo'. I worked on pre-production and songwriting with Theo on a couple of the tracks for ‘Perfection Kills’ and applied what I learnt to the recording and production process of the album.” says Dan.
“‘Perfection Kills’ is all about my vision of making a record that still makes the songwriting a priority as in the past; the final product delivers a far more real and organic result.”
What sets the new album apart from its predecessors is the honesty and live sound of the songs. Dan specifically recorded the 10 tracks to come across very close to what they will sound like when performing them live. 'PERFECTION KILLS' is an album Dan has wanted to make for a few years now, setting out get the sound and production in his head across to listeners in a raw and charmingly rough way.
DAN started writing songs and recording the new album in 2016. “I got together with the band once I had basic ideas and messed about with them in a rehearsal space for a week,” reflects Dan. “I went back, tweaked a few and then we were ready for the studio. The recording process was semi-live and took two weeks to complete.”
‘Perfection kills’ is a concept that Dan wholeheartedly believes in: “In any art, form perfection doesn’t exist because there is no yardstick to measure it by. The pursuit of perfection ends up doing far more harm to the art than good. This was the mindset we adhered to when we went into the recording studio, ‘Why try to be perfect?’”
PERFECTION KILLS Track Listing:
This song is about a kid who had a challenging upbringing, and how survival turned him into a tough and sometimes volatile adult.
2. Never Long Enough
This song is about being home with the love of my life and how the seemingly mundane is something I yearn for. The clock is constantly ticking to my next departure and these moments with her are never long enough.
The modern-day rat-race is blindsiding people from the most important thing in life; LOVE. As a result, relationships are crashing.
4. Too Far Gone
With the annihilation of the environment, famine, war, greed and human stupidity, the world is becoming scarier every day. Are we too far gone?
5. Judge A Man
This song is a moan about girls I have dated before, that believed being a musician is not a real job. Judge a man on what he achieves, and not on your own ignorant views.
6. Junket Man
A Junket man is someone who travels for their livelihood, which is an accurate description of my career. Travel is just an inescapable part of the job.
Our complete addiction to living life through a screen, not noticing the high res world all around us.
8. Shake The Cage
I believe in the theory that life works in 7-year cycles. This song is about embracing change and actively changing your mindset every now and then, even if it means stepping out of your comfort zone.
9. My Dear Boy
This is a song for the newest addition to the family, my son Jack.
10. Dog Day
We all have those days where nothing goes our way. However, our first world problems are nothing compared to what many people have to deal with.
Listen to 'Dog Day' below!
INTERNATIONAL PRAISE FOR 'PERFECTION KILLS':
“Sustaining the success Patlansky has reached with his previous two albums is a difficult task, but Perfection Kills does just that. […] Perfection Kills is right up there with Dan’s best work. - Blues Rock Review, 9/10. [sic]
“Perfection Kills is the sound of no one answering to anyone but themselves and Patlansky has arguably never sounded better.” - Maximum Volume Music, 9/10. [sic]
“Yet another stunning album from one of the hottest properties in Blues today.” - Rock’N’Load, 10/10. [sic]
“Perfection Kills sees Dan Patlansky adding to career resume that few can match. Superb.” - Rock Gig Reviews. [sic]
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PERFECTION KILLS South African Album Launch Tour
DAN PATLANSKY returns from his first 2018 UK tour in March, after which he will be kicking off his South African tour at Kirstenbosch in Cape Town to launch PERFECTION KILLS nationwide to his local fans.
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