May 2016 saw the South African release of DAN PATLANSKY’s eighth studio album, entitled
“Introvertigo: The dizziness and disorientation felt by an introvert after spending
more than 5 minutes with an extrovert.” - Urban Dictionary.
INTROVERTIGO was written over the course of two years - Patlansky immediately started
writing this follow-up after 2014’s critically acclaimed Dear Silence Thieves (voted Best
Blues Rock Album in 2014 by Blues Rock Review, USA).
INTROVERTIGO, similar to Dear Silence Thieves, is produced by Theo Crous and was
recorded at Bellville Studios, Cape Town.
“Introvertigo describes a feeling I very often experience being an introvert. The concept
behind the album is very much about my own insecurities. It’s about being an
introvert in the music industry, my experiences in the industry and life in general.
Even though the songs on the album have different topics and are not directly about
being an introvert, It comes from an introvert’s point of view.”
Patlansky used his personal life experiences as inspiration for the album to ultimately
marry good songs with guitar playing. Working with Theo Crous for the second time, he
describes the process as more streamlined this time around, which allowed space for a
more creative environment.
“Fans can expect a unique brand of Blues Rock born out of guitar playing whilst
striving for strong songwriting. I am very excited and proud of this album, and honestly
feel this is my best release to date.”
Fresh off his November 2015 UK and European tour with Joe Satriani, and recently nominated
as one of Classic Rock magazine’s hotly tipped new artists of 2015, Dear Silence
Thieves received non-stop accolades and praise.
Patlansky was also voted Male Artist of the Year 2015 by Blues & Soul Magazine, #4 of
10 Best Rock Guitarists In The World by Total Guitar Magazine in December 2015, as well
as one of the Top 20 Blues Rock Artists by Blues Magazine. In February 2016, he received
a nomination for Best International Solo Artist for the Planet Rock Radio ‘Rocks’ Awards.
INTROVERTIGO will be released on CD and will be available for purchase on iTunes and
at all Dan Patlansky shows.