Dan Taro has found his voice on Spring Drips. This is the first full-length release from the Denver-based artist. The album shows the tenacity and focus of Taro’s musical career.
Spring Drips started in the summer of 2014 when Taro decided to create a band to bridge the gap between cold electronic sounds and human warmth. Over the course of that year, Taro spent each morning creating the foundation for the album. Through experimentation, songs began to take shape around bass lines, rhythms, or the timbres of different instruments.
Over sessions with Nate Ball, the resident drummer of the project, the two worked tirelessly recording in three different studios over the course of the next three and a half years. Other long-time friends made appearances in various songs to add another layer to the album.
All this culminated in the massive, sprawling, and complex work that is Spring Drips.
Released: December 16th, 2017
Spring Drips Album Release Show
At Mutiny Informational Cafe
Grotto released his debut album, Spring Drips last Saturday at the Mutiny Informational Cafe in Denver. The lineup included incredible local talent including Night Grinder and Restivo. The crowd was immersed in an audio visual experience in the back of the bookstore-turned-venue. Yonbre, a local musician and visual artist projected stark imagery over Grotto as he performed variations and live remixes of tracks off of Spring Drips.
Performance Date: December 16th, 2017
Category: Live Show
Grotto plays on Radio KVCU 1190
Grotto brought a special analogue live setup for the Boulder based radio, KVCU 1190. This unique performance saw many Spring Drips album tracks being re-worked and expounded upon. Dan used his eurorack modular synth to process and remix his songs. He took original melodies and smeared them with various reverbs and guitar pedals until they became something completely separate from the original source material.