[composer] [producer] [sound designer] [keyboard player] [improvisor]
“music is noise that thinks”
Of Eastern European roots, Daniel Biro (pronounced Bee-ro) grew up in Italy and France and, after training in jazz and classical music in Monaco and Nice, moved to London in 1985 bringing with him a healthy dose of mixed European cultural flavours.
He is the founder of legendary experimental label Sargasso and has released many albums as a solo artist or with his jazz/groove/ambient electronica bands Mysteries of the Revolution and Echo Engine reflecting his passion for the Rhodes electric piano and all vintage analogue synths
In parallel, he has worked as a composer and sound designer for award-winning films, TV documentaries, theatre, dance productions and art installations.
He has travelled a wide range of sonic territories, from experimental to mainstream and currently lives somewhere between vintage synth explorations, neo-70s electro jazz grooves and ambient/minimalist soundscapes.
“… a deep sense of introspective warmth.“ The Wire
“… what Daniel is able to do and how flawlessly he does it, is nothing short of stunning at all times; he has you on pins & needles for the tremendous depths he explores in his own subtle way.” Sleepingbagstudios
“…draws on minimal electronic and jazz idioms to promising and fascinating effect.” Louise Gray
“Daniel Biro’s musical wizardry amalgamates complex layers of sonic tessellations and gravity-defying textures into confections of pure elegance. This is ambient music as it should be, immanent and transcendent, yet revelatory. It’s simply sublime.” Randolf Radic
“A quirky, unusual and ultimately satisfying journey for those who admire experimentation and minimalism.” The Wire
“So beautifully crafted it already sounds like a classic. I love it.” Russell Jones
“The elegance, mystery, joy, and melancholy, heard in these pieces, combine into one monumental, multifaceted project that may just be one of the twenty-first century’s greatest artistic commitment’s to the sound and use of vintage keyboards.” Tunedloud
“Attention to detail means these songs immerse the listener into a dazzling world. Mystical and majestic” Eric Baker
“Unassuming and unmissable” The Wire