DOMINIQUE LEONE'S DEBUT ALBUM TO BE RELEASED BY STRØMLAND RECORDS, NEW LABEL FORMED BY FEEDELITY AND SMALLTOWN SUPERSOUND
Smalltown Supersound and Lindstrom's Feedelity Recordings will be merging as Strømland Records to release their first full-length album -- Dominique Leone's self-titled debut album, out May 20th.
Dominique Leone is a "classically trained" musician from Texas who currently operates out of San Francisco. He wears many hats, only a few faces and has a hundred songs that you haven't heard. Dominique is a songwriter, producer and singer. He is a college-educated musical auteur with more then a slight command of pop histSaveory and theory chops who writes songs for joyous, infatuated people. . . some of whom may be a bit over stimulated and some of whom just like good melodies and strange chord progressions that seem vaguely familiar. Personal heroes include Brian Wilson, Claude Debussy, Andy Partridge, Randy Newman, Glenn Gould, ABBA, Miles Davis, Olivier Messiaen, visual artist Julie Mehretu and Magma's Christian Vander.
All of Dominique's music could be considered "pop" of a sort, though parts have a definite proggy edge. Lindstrom recently used Dominique's ballad ”Conversational” on the recent LateNightTales compilation [Azuli; 2007], also featuring Todd Rundgren, old school art-disco provocateurs Gina X Performance and Norwegian one-man prog-pop show Alf Emil Eik, which gives a pretty good indication of the kind of space Dominique´s music inhabits -- but then again, a recent interviewer compared it to Harry Nilsson. The music is catchy but ambitious; crafted but not sterile; interesting but not pretentious. Its just a lot of f**king fun.