SET FOR RELEASE ON JANUARY 20, DANNY MICHEL’S KHLEBNIKOV IS AVAILABLE TO STREAM TODAY COURTESY OF CBC MUSIC
KHLEBNIKOV WAS WRITTEN WHILE ABOARD THE RUSSIAN ICE-BREAKER KAPITAN KHLEBNIKOV IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ARCTIC OCEAN DURING COL. CHRIS HADFIELD’S GENERATOR ARCTIC PROJECT
TOUR DATES BEGIN JANUARY 20
Photo Credit: Aaron “Tango” Tang // Download High Res
With only a week remaining until the release of Danny Michel’s upcoming album, Khlebnikov, the CBC Music is treating listeners with a stream of the full record. Written and recorded while aboard the Russian icebreaker, Khlebnikov, with Col. Chris Hadfield as part of Generator Arctic, the album’s goal was to capture that experience and share it with the rest of the world. Danny will be taking the album on tour throughout Canada beginning on January 20. Full tour dates can found below.
Audiences in Toronto can experience the album first hand on February 24 at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre with a performance of Danny Michel’s Khlebnikov - an evening of stories, science, and song - where the album will be performed in its entirety along with a chamber orchestra, arranged and conducted by Rob Carli (Murdoch Mysteries). Special guests for the evening will also include Col. Chris Hadfield and past captain of the Khlebnikov Petr Golikov. Tickets can be purchased from The Harbourfront Centre here.
Earlier this year, Danny Michel returned from the trip of a lifetime on an expedition traversing the Arctic Ocean with scientists, photographers, writers, videographers. His goal was to record an album entirely inspired by the immediate surroundings and record that album aboard the ship using a makeshift studio in his cabin comprised of camera tripods, hair ties, and gaffing tape.
The result of that time spent writing and recording in the middle of the Arctic Ocean is Danny’s upcoming album, Khlebnikov, which is set for release on January 20. The album itself breaks new ground, or ice, for Danny and is quite literally explorational. For the finished record think a classically informed Tom Waits meets Tim Burton feel.
During his 18 days aboard the Khlebnikov, Danny recorded in his tiny cabin and invited some guests to cram into the ‘studio’ to share their talents, including Col. Hadfield (singing in Russian), and the dishwasher from the Khlebnikov kitchen. The tracks captured there made their way back to Canada to begin collaboration with composer Rob Carli who, aside from being a member of Danny’s band, is one of Canada’s most in-demand composers with 15 Gemini and Canadian Screen Award nominations, 5 Gemini Awards and 2 Canadian Screen Awards and 3 SOCAN Awards for domestic television.
To fully comprehend the experience and the conditions of the expedition, Danny has captured his trip in an installment of his series Dan’s Space Van.
For more info on Danny and Khlebnikov visit dannymichel.com
Album Cover Credit: Ben Brown // Download High Res
KHLEBNIKOV TRACK LISTING
Fall (feat. Chris Hadfield)
The Dishwasher’s Dream (cabin 712 demo)
Down Down Down
DANNY MICHEL TOUR DATES
Jan 16 - Waterloo, ON - The Jazz Room, School Night Mondays tickets
Jan 20 - Saskatoon, ON - Broadway Theatre tickets
Jan 21 - Regina, SK - Artesian on 13th tickets
Jan 23 - Waterloo, ON - The Jazz Room, School Night Mondays tickets
Jan 30 - Waterloo, ON - The Jazz Room, School Night Mondays tickets
Feb 24 - Toronto, ON - Harbourfront Centre tickets
Mar 24, 25 - Ottawa, ON - National Arts Centre, tickets
All ticket info at http://dannymichel.com/newsite/Shows.html