BLACK VINYL 2xLP.
"The Morning Star is the product of various change elements directing themselves at Daniel Bachman. First, the months following the recording and mixing of Bachman’s 2016 self-titled album saw him physically move from his multi-year residence in the North Carolina Triangle area back to his native Virginia. Next was the 2016 American presidential election. While not an overtly political album, "The Morning Star" is truly an artist’s personal reflection on the chaotic days and nights in America following the revelation of that election’s results. Lastly, a focused period of listening, reflection, and space to come down off of a heavy few years of touring created a few changes in Bachman’s writing style that took him a period of time to truly feel comfortable with. Never one to compromise songwriting quality despite his otherwise prodigious output, Bachman’s efforts to change things up a bit result in exceptionally patient and mature works such as “Song for the Setting Sun III,” a song whose very form would have taken different directions in prior eras. All of these factors combined to leave 2017 as the first calendar year since Bachman started recording and releasing music that he did not issue a single release. While "The Morning Star" sits as the sum of these parts and represents a transformed Daniel Bachman, that very point should not surprise those who have followed his path so far."