Of Hungarian background, London-based polymath Daniel Biro (composer, keyboard player, producer, improvisor, songwriter, sound-designer, label director, video artist) grew up in Italy and France, where he studied jazz with Roger Grosjean, and so carries with him a healthy dose of mixed European cultural flavours.
He moved to London in 1985 and, after touring with numerous bands, founded the experimental label Sargasso (www.sargasso.com).
Biro (pronounced Bee-ro) has released 12 albums as a solo artist and in collaboration with his various avant-jazz/ambient/song outfits such as ‘Mysteries of the Revolution’ and ‘Echo Engine’.
Daniel's music brings together three of the greatest progressive music traditions: Berlin-style electronics, prog rock synths and jazz fusion keyboards. Other projects of his have ventured into more experimental territories, from a-cappella vocal pieces to pure electronic explorations, as well as ambient/alt-rock songwriting. He has also written many scores for film, theatre, art installations and contemporary dance performances.
“... a deep sense of introspective warmth.“ The Wire
“... what Daniel is able to do and how flawlessly he does it, is nothing short of stunning at all times; he has you on pins & needles for the tremendous depths he explores in his own subtle way.” Sleepingbagstudios
“…draws on minimal electronic and jazz idioms to promising and fascinating effect.” Louise Gray
Daniel Biro’s musical wizardry amalgamates complex layers of sonic tessellations and gravity-defying textures into confections of pure elegance. This is ambient music as it should be, immanent and transcendent, yet revelatory. It’s simply sublime.” Randolf Radic
“A quirky, unusual and ultimately satisfying journey for those who admire experimentation and minimalism.” The Wire
“So beautifully crafted it already sounds like a classic. I love it.” YouTube comment
“The elegance, mystery, joy, and melancholy, heard in these pieces, combine into one monumental, multifaceted project that may just be one of the twenty-first century’s greatest artistic commitment’s to the sound and use of vintage keyboards.” Tunedloud
“Attention to detail means these songs immerse the listener into a dazzling world. Mystical and majestic” Eric Baker
“Unassuming and unmissable” The Wire