Album Review: Made of Wood, The Chill/Funk Trip


The more I explore the more I realize I will never be able to discover all of the music the world has to offer let alone our own nation. Made of Wood makes me realize that this is why I am trying to discover as much of that music that I can. On the new album, The Chill/Funk Trip, you will get an instrumental barrage that can be described as Downtempo with 70’s Funk and modern Jazz elements.

In an email I received from I AM PR Agency it suggests that you listen to this album at a lounge, in your car or in your bed. 2 weeks ago on a Saturday morning I did just that. Well, excluding at a lounge or in a car. As I laid in bed and drifted through an hour of life reflection where I may have been under the influence of some really damn good instrumental music. Yes, that morning I decided Made of Wood was worthy of a listen if you are in the mood to relax, think or ready to go on that voyage(whatever “that” voyage may be for you).

Dan Waldman is the man behind the curtain in his musical land of Oz and Made of Wood is the solo project from this composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist. The first track “Are We There Yet?” would be a perfect fit for any snowboarding video worthy of such a smooth and buttery theme. As the album plays on you realize you are along for a ride for the entirety of the album.

If you like orchestra, if you like funk, if you like the piano, if you like drums or if you like strings you are going to like Made of Wood. This album does a perfect job of blending everything together to make an original work of musical art. The most important part when listening to Made of Wood is to make sure you really listen to every sound being created and appreciating all the different elements that he blends together.

Lay down, relax look for Made of Wood The Chill/Funk Trip and start making your dreams a reality or your realities a dream.

Album Release Date: February 1, 2012

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4 Responses to “Album Review: Made of Wood, The Chill/Funk Trip

  1. Hey,

    I dig your writing style.
    I also dig funk, piano and drums so I guess I’ll dig this album too!

    Any chance you could review my album?
    I’m a singer who plays keys and drums.
    Funk / Soul / Blues / Beats.

    Would love your opinion.

    Cheers
    BRETT ORR

  2. For sure, I will check out your Facebook page and some of your music today. If you have a press kit put together send it to my email over on the staff page.

    I appreciate the support.

  3. Hey man, I just found this review, thanks so much for the listen.

    All the best,
    -Dan (Made of Wood)

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