If you’ve got your ear to the ground, the name Dan Frizza might ring some bells. As a producer and engineer, he’s worked with the likes of King Princess, Tones and I, Flyying Colours, and LWA faves Turtle Skull. And, as any producer will tell you, there’s a super-talented musician is bubbling away at every mixing desk, waiting for the time and motivation to unleash something special.
Working with psych spruikers Third Eye Stimuli, Dan has just shared ‘Found’ – the second single from his forthcoming LP – and it’s quite the doozy. Immersive, expansive, pensive, the tune hits all the “sive” adjectives that you want in a far out, ambient track, with Frizza’s studio experience shining through and creating a full-bodied, cosmic soundworld.
“This track is about the coming of age, as is most of the record. All these songs are a memory or particular fork in my life that recall particular moments or feelings from,” Frizza explains. “This song is about how no matter how hard we try, sometimes we just can’t make moments or situations happen, this song is about putting all that you can into something to helpfully get to the end of the quest with what you set out to achieve, sometimes it doesn’t always happen how we plan but instead veer off that track and onto something we never would have known was there at the beginning.”
We caught up with Dan to dive into his favourite wax pizzas. Check it out below and follow the links for Mittere and Third Eye IGs:
Dead Meadow – Feathers
I stumbled upon this record at a store in Newtown quite a while ago. The record store owner put it on headphones for me and I was immediately transported somewhere I had never been before. This record changed the course of my musical endeavours and has been a guiding point for me ever since.
Jefferson Airplane – Surrealistic Pillow
I found this record at a carboot sale in Lismore over 10 years ago. I was visiting friends in Lismore heights so when we got back to their place I immediately threw the record on and we were all enamoured by the instant nostalgia. So much so that they went out the next weekend to grab their own copy.
Funkadelic – Maggot Brain
The first track of this record taught me a lot about how much you can express with a solo guitar – I believe Eddie Hazel inspired many generations of guitarists with this one song.
Morning of the Earth Soundtrack
This record combines my two passions, surfing and music. Every song seems to immediately draw my mind toward the long-haired, single fin, sun-drenched fun of it all. An immediate delve into the counterculture uprisal of the 70s surf movement. Something my Dad introduced me to as a young whippersnapper.
The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators
Found this mono repressing over in the UK at some rad record store. A big inspiration for me and an important piece of musical history captured onto a neat little piece of wax.
Autolux – Future Perfect
This record is raw and abrasive yet so deliberate and sonically perfect. The best blend of hi fidelity studio recording coupled with raw energy I have ever heard.
Sigur Ros – Kveikur
The epitome of music in a record – one of these bands that constantly makes my hair stand up. Without Sigur Ros I wouldn’t have made my album ‘Boy’. The way they create and sit inside these atmospheric worlds with such ease inspires me. The darkest and heaviest of moments captured, then immediately transcended by the most ethereal softness, all bundled into a singular record.