Deep Heart Acoustic

Three of the tracks from my November 2018 session for Mark Whitby on Dandelion Radio are now available for a free download on Bandcamp:

The last track “Better Soon” will be included on a future release by Kloba Kent, my collaboration with Paul Kent.

Winter Solstice

Back in late 2017, I contributed a track “He Lights Up” to the Winter Solstice compilation album from Vanguardista Records.  For 2018, the compilation is being re-released with a bonus track and new artwork:

My track was reviewed briefly by Mark Barton at The Sunday Experience:

“Must admit, we here are quite adoring of Diane Marie Kloba’s slyly snaking ‘he lights up’ its fraying slacker-esque turning emitting a subtle sinister shadow to the proceedings that curiously hits something of a Television-esque grooving.”

Limited Edition Deep Heart CDs

There is a limited edition of physical copies of Deep Heart now available directly through me or on Bandcamp. The CD comes with a booklet with photos and full lyrics. Downloads and streaming are still available everywhere!

Deep Heart out July 6

Deep Heart was released on July 6, 2018.

Tracking for this album was finished in December 2017, but there were a few delays:

On December 31, I had a brain hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm while I was preparing dinner for our New Year’s Eve party. I was only unconscious for a short time, but have lost some memory of that particular night and I was in the Intensive Care Unit for two weeks.  They told me more than once I could have died if I would have been alone.  The ambulance came quickly. The neurosurgeons at Rush Hospital are who I owe my life to. They performed surgery, entering my leg to put a coil in the aneurysm.  I am thankful for each new day to be alive. My worst lingering effect from the aneurysm is my vision. I hope this is a temporary loss.  My memory is back and I can play all the songs I love to play.

When I listen to these songs, I feel I knew something was amiss in my head but I was not ready to leave this world yet.

My mother passed away in March, and I miss her more than I thought I would.

I decided to change mix engineers for a new perspective on the mixing. Mastering engineer Bob Katz recommended Andrew Diaz who does some work in his studio.  This is now the fifth album Bob has mastered.