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News From Planet Kniffen

  • Up The Creek 1840 Tice Valley Boulevard Walnut Creek, CA, 94595 United States (map)

Heavy jazz infused grooves, soaring melodies, and dreamy soundscapes make News From Planet Kniffen’s debut album “Dreamland” a wonderfully rich musical experience. In “Dreamland,” the listener is invited to embark on a musical journey through mystery, passion, tranquility, and hope.

Darryl Kniffen describes the debut effort as “an opportunity to enter a musical world. A world of beauty, complexity, and mystery.” NFPK has created a new sound with “Dreamland” that is distinct and exciting. The opening track “Blackness” has a raw, powerful energy and groove that just won’t quit. The second track “Peace Journey” dances through exciting, celebratory peaks and reflective, peaceful valleys. The singular ballad “Midnight Drive” is dreamy, hypnotic and spiritual in nature. The high-energy “Tick Tock” captures the fast-paced, frenetic energy of life through clock-like ostinatos and wild flights of improvisation.