Artist: LIQUID PLANET
Debut CD: The Future Ain't What It Used To Be
While most of the U.S. was being fed a sugar filled diet of pop music, Los Angeles-based Liquid Planet was writing, recording and defining their unique rock sound on the band's first full-length CD, entitled "The Future Ain't What It Used To Be."
(Note: The band titled their CD more than two years prior to 9/11.)
"I hadn't heard any new music I liked well enough to purchase in a couple of years, and I wanted to record an album I'd buy and be excited about in its entirety," said Liquid Planet founder, songwriter and front-man Dan Warren. "My goal has been to put rock back on the map, but in a fresh new way. I believe our new CD delivers that. Our sound features a mix of heavy and vibe-oriented rock with unique custom-made electronic sounds, samples and loops. The whole record is very spiritually driven. I swear it was guided... sometimes it felt like I didn't do anything but show up. It really seemed to write itself."
Growing up on his older brother's albums, Warren was influenced at an early age by the varied sounds of Jean Michel Jarre, Michael Oldfield, Pink Floyd and Kiss, as well as some current favorites Oasis, Pitch Shifter and Radio Head.
"The Future Ain't What It Used To Be" also features the drumming of Ray Luzier of The David Lee Roth band and Stefan Svensson of The John Christ band, a collaboration with Richard Martin-Ross vocalist for Neil Schon on the song "Hello," and a cameo by Shadow Stevens "Hollywood Squares/American Top 40."
While writing their recent album, Liquid Planet was selected as a top finalist in the international Senheiser Evolution Band Contest (2000), ranking in the top 100 out of several thousand demo submissions from around the world.
Liquid Planet also won second-place in the Los Angeles Rock War 2000 Best Performing Band competition held at LA's Hollywood Park, performing against the top ten finalists selected from hundreds of band entries from the first-round competition.
Liquid Planet offers fans an exciting and visually stimulating live show. Like every developed band, Liquid Planet went through several incarnations before honing the unique sound the band exudes today. Liquid Planet independently released two EP's prior to its most recent effort. The first self-titled EP featured "Where's My Million?" a song that was well received by the public, and strong fan support pushed major record chains in the Los Angeles-area to stock the band's EP. While the band's popularity continued to grow, they followed-up with "The Verdict," their second EP which also enjoyed strong airplay in international territories including Belgium, Yugoslavia and Japan.
Liquid Planet has been successful with placing songs in several films, and a clip from their first music video was selected for placement in the original opening scene of Universal Pictures' 1999 Ron Howard feature "Ed TV," but was later edited out of the final cut of the film along with Ron Howard's father.
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