Daniel Avery Releases First Round of Ambient Music

Daniel Avery


In honor of his upcoming dates with Jon Hopkins, Daniel Avery has shared a new 46-minute piece loosely inspired by the ambient lulls in his epic DJ sets. Available below via XLR8R, “Visible Gravity” is a slow-burner that revolves around a melancholic, unchained melody and a stunning Hiroki Kikuta sample.

“I’ve had a rough sketch of something like this in my head for a while,” Avery explained. “I’m interested in quiet pieces that take time to fully unveil themselves…. I couldn’t survive if dancefloor techno was all I did, all I listened to, or all I made. I get the same feeling from making an ambient piece as I do something intended for the club. I think there’s a legitimate connection between these two worlds. I love any music that grabs you by the hand and takes you somewhere else.”

As for whether we can expect more tracks in this vein beyond a stray MP3 and Avery’s live sets, the producer said, “There is a lot that I have not released, yes, but I plan on getting it out there. I find that producing this music helps to reset my thoughts; it has been a crucial part of the process in the studio.”

Daniel Avery tour dates:
9/12 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall *
9/14 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall *
9/15 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre *
9/18 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre *
9/19 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre *
9/20 San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom *
10/5 Liverpool, England – Invisible Wind Factory #
10/6 Brighton, England – Patterns (Mixmag Live)
10/13 Sheffield, England – No Bounds Festival
10/14 New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall ^
10/16 Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre ^
10/17 Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre ^
10/19 Boston, MA – Boch Center ^
10/20 Manchester, England – Warehouse Project (curated by Daniel Avery)
10/26 Bilbao, Spain – BIME Live
10/27 Caen, France – Nordik Impakt
11/3 Paris, France – Pitchfork Festival
11/13 Glasgow, Scotland – Sub Club
11/24 London, England – TBA (All Night Long)
11/25 New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theater ^
11/27 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at The Toyota Music Factory ^
11/28 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at The Toyota Music Factory ^

* with Jon Hopkins
# with Four Tet
^ with Nine Inch Nails