Press Releases, Blog Posts, and Interviews
Much interest has been sparked all over the cyber sphere and this will be a continuing list of blog posts and interview links as they come in.
"GUITAR PLAYER" magazine - April 2008 issue
"A lot of guitarists claim to be "orchestral" players, and the result is often dreadful to my ears, but Sindel is cagey enough to be both hilarious and enjoyable. His reading of this John Sousa march - perhaps best known as the Monty Python theme - is well arranged and goofy. It's whacked out genius!"
"ELECTRONIC MUSICIAN" magazine - July 2008 issue
DAN SINDEL'S UNIQUE TAKE ON SOUSA
It's not every day that you can say “electric guitar” and “John Philip Sousa” in the same breath, but the music of the March King has helped pave the way to national recognition for L.A. guitarist Dan Sindel. What started out as an exercise in learning how to use Digidesign Pro Tools led Sindel to create unique multitrack, electric guitar orchestrations of Sousa's tunes (see Web Clips 1 and 2) on his new EP Marching In (DSS Unlimited, 2008). The disc also features Sindel's “symphonic guitar” take on three excerpts from Handel's Messiah. The guitarist plans to release a full-CD version of Marching In later this year. Read More
Dan Sindel: 'There Is A Lot Of Power For The Independent Musician Nowadays'
Since his inspired inspiring showing at the Winter NAMM in January, Dan Sindel has progressed from strength to strength, his recent symphonic tribute to John Philip Sousa even being reviewed on this very website. Reviewing Dan’s tribute to one of America’s greatest composers was an unique experience that has broadened my perspective of music, and I can only testify to Dan’s ebullience in the process. Read More
Featured review by: UG Team, on April 14, 2008
Dan Sindel delivers an incredible array of The March King’s compositions, each showcasing his unique talent for instrumental epics: quirky and lovable enough to clutch even the most apathetic listener’s attention, Sindel is a welcome innovation in the Shrek-eared modern music industry.
John Philip Sousa, the March King, is buried at the Congressional Cemetery in Washington DC. His legacy has been celebrated since his death in 1932-perhaps most famously through Monty Python’s use of The Liberty Bell during the credits of Monty Python and the Flying Circus. Dan Sindel is next in line to deliver his take on The March King, but this time, Sousa has been immortalized through the use of myriads of guitar-layered tracks. Read More