Shay Dan: So how did that
one song evolve into an entire Album ?
The interesting thing here is that the
title 'Sea Of Songs' implied just that - a collection of songs.
So once I came up with the first track it was it's title that
compelled me to create 'the' sea of songs !
Shay Dan: So is there a
common theme in the sea ? Is it the same stretch of ocean
with the same currents ?
Dante: That's a good
analogy. The easiest way to describe it is that its
essentially a list of some of my fascinations in life - both
recent and historical.
So you get themes ranging from religious,
scientific, historical and sociological ?
Dante: Sure. I've got
Ancient Egypt, Dinosaurs, Space craft and Rock Stars all in
Shay Dan: And even Time
Machines I notice.
Dante: Yeah - but that's not like a science
fiction time machine, its taking the concept of the human mind
being a kind of time machine.
Shay Dan: In that we as
humans think a lot about the past and/or the future?
Dante: Yeah - and I'm wondering
about that coming from the survival instincts of ancient
animals, who had to say predict the movements of predators in
order to protect their young.
And now the concept of humans sending a
space craft to land on Mars and collect information.
That's quite futuristic.
Dante: I also find it God
like - so its a natural (although potentially controversial)
intersection of Science and Religion.
Shay Dan: Cool.