all that may happen (2015)
all that may happen is the fourth album. it was written from the end of 2014 into 2015. it spawned three singles, i could never, inferno and heritage. much like ambivalence in motion, it touched on many political themes with songs such as heritage, cruel mistress and both ground zero parts i + ii. it is regarded as being the most experimental album in the entire discography, having used samples of speak and spell machines, news recordings, sound effects and different recording techniques. it was released on july 25th 2015
the start of everything - is an opener to all that may happen. it is not a composition, but a statement to resemble the beginning of time, history and indeed the record. it is a sample, taken from the work of physicist john cramer.
i could never - is the first single from all that may happen. it was recorded on january 1st 2015.
inferno - was inspired by a photograph from the late 19th century. it featured five women on what appeared to be a stage set for a rendition of dante's inferno. in the photo, one of the women seem to be out of place and the song questions her situation. it is written in waltz time.
call waiting - is an experimental track using recordings of phones and answering machines.
may i take your call? - questions the use of telephony in the modern age. during writing, dan was working in a call centre. a job he did not enjoy.
cruel mistress - deals with the subject of homelessness and how it should not exist in the 21st century.
utc - is an experimental piece using speak and spell samples, set to the sound of a clock going exactly at 60 BPM.
cvthbvrtvs - is a song inspired by the life of bishop cuthbert of durham, who's body parts upon his death were seperated and transported to lindisfarne (holy island) and durham cathedral. the foot steps at the beginning of the record were recorded in durham cathedral.
ground zero (i) - deals with the impact of terrorist attacks in new york on september 11th 2001.
ground zero (ii) - is a follow up of it's previous track. it features samples from both american and british news coverage.
the sound of nothing - is a small track that was originally to be a spoken word electronic voice. however on an off chance, dan recorded the words he had written and sung them onto the track, it's background consists of two synthesisers and a field recording of a construction site.
heritage - is the closing song. it deals with the closure of coal mines in the uk and criticises the conservative government's decision to leave coal miners redundant in the mid 1980s and 1990s.