Daniel Ruane

Daniel Ruane

Manchester producer Daniel Ruane deals in flickering electronic ambience, making music to soundtrack your weirder dreams - spend 30 seconds delving inside him and his music…

Jim Ottewill
  • By Jim Ottewill
  • 9 Dec 2016
  • min read
Inspired by the likes of Trentemoller, Headless Horseman and Bonobo, Manchester producer Daniel Ruane deals in flickering, mutant music for twilights, electronic dreams and the wee, moon-lit hours.

His experiments follows in the footsteps as fellow innovators such as Manchester’s Skam Records or Rochdale’s Autechre.

His latest UK release via Canadian Label Silent Howl, Incandescent, features four slices of electronica recorded live using analogue synthesis modules, then coloured out and smudged with field recordings and found sounds. While Daniel’s music is perhaps not chart tickling fodder, it should certainly distort your sense of self… you can spend 30 seconds with him and check out the EP below…

I first started writing music because…
A lot of family were musicians so it happened naturally.

I have been making music since…
Since I was about 13.

My music is…
Electronica twisted with beats and ambient styles.

You'll like my music if you listen to...
Four Tet, Aphex Twin, Headless Horseman, Objekt, Amon Tobin…

My favourite venue is…
Store Street Warehouse in Manchester.

Music is important because…
It allows free emotional and cerebral expression.

My biggest inspiration is…
A concept driving a lot of my music: Hybridity between biological and mechanistic sonic aesthetics.

My dream collaboration would be…
Probably Headless Horseman or Objekt…

To try me out, listen to my song…
Shatter.

If I wasn’t making music I’d be…
Making video games.

In 10 years’ time I want to be...
Making more music with more people.

facebook.com/danielruanemusic

Listen to the EP below.