And you will sparkle brightly,
in your dreams tonight
All things forgiven
“Past Life Invisible” on sale now
Daniel Haskin is known as an artist, musician, composer, writer and poet. His poetry collections, “Past Life Invisible” and “Amnesia”, are anthologies of poems that explore the human condition. His pen mood fluctuates while he writes from his own perspective. Precise and particular word choices not only rouse visual images, but also provoke feelings and acts. His themes of longing and regret, seeking and finding, recognizing and remembering run strong, as does his theme of acceptance for what was and for what will never be. But more so, his poems are laden with romance and intrigue, for throughout, there is the recurring theme that is “SHE”.
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Artist, composer, guitarist and songwriter with the The Dreaming, Dream Collective and Machines of Love and War.
Artist and Writer
Daniel Haskin is a New York regional artist whose work can be described as evolving through symbolism and poetic realism and his drawings have been shown in Buffalo, Toronto, and London UK. His work is built on a mixed media platform utilizing pastel, graphite, glazing, and goldleaf.
Haskin is also a writer and illustrator who has been published in the Buffalo News, Buffalo Arts Review, Carpe Noctum Magazine, and the Polish American Journal. His new book of poetry and verse, “Past Life Invisible” has resently been published and his new children’s book “Wildest Dreams” is due to be released in 2018. Haskin is a past Vice President of the Buffalo Society of Artists.
Musician and Composer
Buffalo New York/Chelmsford UK ambient/electronica artist Daniel Haskin performs and records under the alias of Machines of Love and War.
Haskin is a composer of deep ambient electroacoustic music. Utilizing an atmospheric and emotional sense in his work, he employs effect drenched guitars, synths, and found atmospherics to create almost beat less dreamlike soundscapes.
MoLaW’s two LPs ‘Beautiful Lost Thing’ and ‘Supersonic Mellotronic’ received some internet attention and terrestrial airplay especially the piece ‘Dragonfly’ which received airplay on BBC Essex.
His influences are Brian Eno, Harold Budd, Stars of the Lid, Lemon Jelly, and David Lynch.
Daniel Haskin and Machines of Love and War were featured on BBC Essex, 4 January, 2014. Dragonfly was the featured pick.
A bit about Dream Collective’s new album
The new album from Dream Collective, a progressive band from Buffalo, NY, entitled Machines of Love and War has just been released (2017). Fronted by Leah Pinnavaia (lead vocals, harmonies, keyboards) , the Dream Collective’s lineup is completed by Daniel Haskin (guitars and keyboards), John Caruso (bass) and Pat O’Connell (drums and percussion). Former Dreaming lead singer Ann Janish-Schieder contributed lead vocals on the tracks ‘Shining Day’, ‘Summerland’, and ‘Without You’, plus harmonies. Violin and viola parts on Machines of Love and War are contributed by 10,000 Manics’ Mary Ramsey. Piano was contributed by Joe Rozler. Additional guitars are by Ray Lorigo, with Andy Cushing on mandolin. The album was produced by Armand Petri (10,000 Maniacs, Six Pence None the Richer, Goo Goo Dolls). Armand also contributed percussion, keyboards, and Mini Moog.
Update 2017: Lead guitarist Scott Helfrich has joined Dream Collective.