Dan Deacon sounds like Philip Glass

While sitting here listening to Dan Deacon’s new album Bromst, it occurred to me he sounds like someone. Philip Glass. Here’s a track from Bromst, and then a track from Philip Glass’ film score for Koyaanisqatsi. I think you’ll see what I mean. Dan Deacon uses a lot of repetition and uses wordless vocals on top of his music. Dan Deacon is a bit more chaotic than Philip Glass, and Glass uses much more live instrumentation. But, clearly Dan Deacon was influenced by him. This is not meant to be necessarily an insult to Deacon. Rather, if you like Dan Deacon and haven’t ever checked out Philip Glass, I greatly urge you to do so. Or, vice versa. Also, I think you’ll hear a little Philip Glass in Animal Collective as well.

Dan Deacon – Of The Mountains

Philip Glass – Pruit Igoe from Koyanisqatsi (Give this track about 2:30)

Also, here’s another Philip Glass track, from the film Powaqqatsi.
Philip Glass – Serra Pelada


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