One aspect of the goneph may be observed in the Blind Tribe video exercise. Each time the goneph appears, all meaning is ‘drawn away and inward toward the other,’ and access to the visual image is denied. Thus the title, Blind Tribe.
The goneph is a gesture that opens all the way and closes all the way. It is a valve.”
“Being both a first-rate singer songwriter and a highly travelled music explorer he brings new life and vitality into both the world of folk and post rock. Assembling a discography to improve anyone’s music collection, whether he goes by The Goner or E-Gone, Daniel Westerlund builds worlds, inhabits them and then allows you to holiday there. The intrepid are urged to pack their bags and set sale…”
“Daniel Westerlund has presented us with a really beguiling record. The way he managed to fuse tribal rhythms with elements of house music, as some sort of backdrop for the mad splattering of oriental instrumentation, country- and folk music, makes ‘All the Suns of the Earth’ a fascinating album that continues to captivate my mind. It’s a very specific record that doesn’t always land with me, but – in all honesty – once it does land, it makes my mind transcend to a world far away from the harsh realities of life.”
- Robert Westerveld reviews ALL THE SUNS OF THE EARTH for Arctic Drones.