radioovermoscow 25


New Zealand   Jan 2010  

Artist Bio

Influences:   New Order, Depeche Mode, Nirvana, Nine Inch Nails, Weezer, Beatles, Manic Street Preachers, Ultravox, Smashing Pumpkins, Gary Numan, Kinks, Oasis, Blur

Hi. My name is Dan, I'm from Auckland, and I write and record songs under the names Anecdata (formerly Radio Over Moscow) / Dharma Police / Planet Claire.

Anecdata is for rock-inspired stuff, latest album came out in 2016, 'By Choice or Design'.

Dharma Police is retro-inspired synthpop, with lyrical themes often heavily leaning on the best TV show of all time, Lost... it began in FAWM 2011 when I wrote a bunch of Lost-inspired tunes, and there you go.

Planet Claire is instrumental electronic noodlings and other bits and bobs. Minus my voice, some people think it's the best stuff.

Downloads etc at my website,

There's a bit on the Soundcloud too, including covers of Devo, Flock of Seagulls.


Songs (25)

#1 Alternative Facts 16
Feb 1
#2 Punch a Nazi 15
Feb 2
#3 Black Site 13
Feb 2
#4 Drift 6
Feb 3
#5 Never Clever Ever 10
Feb 6
#6 Idiot on TV 5
Feb 7
#7 Bannon (The Burninator) 16
Feb 7
#8 Executive Order 6
Feb 7
#9 Kali Maa 3
Feb 7
#10 Are You Feeling Stupid? 2
Feb 10
#11 The Bestest Words 3
Feb 10
#12 Blemish Be Gone 9
Feb 10
#13 Bowling Green Massacre 6
Feb 12
#14 The Darkest Timeline 3
Feb 12
#15 Correction Machine 7
Feb 13
#16 Waiting for Armageddon 5
Feb 14
#17 Death Disco 2
Feb 15
#18 White House Down 2
Feb 21
#19 You Have Been Lied To 2
Feb 21
#20 The Man in the Street 1
Feb 23
#21 Angels of Weather 2
Feb 23
#22 Front Page 2
Feb 24
#23 Living in Violence 2
Feb 24
#24 Snakes are Everywhere 1
Feb 27
#25 I Wanna be King 1
Feb 27


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  • @fourzeroes  Feb 15

    Maybe that's the thing. I need to ban theory from my brain

  • @toms  Feb 12

    So, the Face Bender is sort of a combination of a fuzz face and a tone bender. Interesting! Downloaded, and thank you for the info!

  • @zecoop  Feb 10

    Another "lost watchlist" person found!! A few years back FAWM killed off much of my watchlist for completely unknown reasons, but you have been added back. Just wanted you to know. Maybe that is why the comments are done, lol... Can't wait to catch up in any case.

  • @toms  Feb 10

    A Fuzz Face? Excellent sound! Of course, 87% of the tone is in the player's fingers... 😀

  • @torniojaws Feb 7

    "Outer Edges" I guess is a bit on the Prog Metal side of things, with some extra extreme parts added in. Not sure if there's other such bands, but I guess Sybreed, Haken, or James LaBrie (Dream Theater's vocalist) solo albums are closest to the style. Oh, and maybe The Faceless (the Australian group), but they're a bit more on the technical extreme side, so maybe not what you are looking for.

  • @torniojaws Feb 7

    Thanks for the comments! The guitars are done by recording the DI signal and applying amp sims on them. I often use all manner of amp sims, but in this case it's from EzMix expansion Metal Guitar Gods. But there are plenty of free ones that are also great.

    So the signal path is:
    -> Normal cable to interface (or DI box if your interface doesn't have instrument in)
    -> DAW
    -> Amp sim on the track of each guitar

  • @cblack  Feb 7

    Ha! Do not fear the boss fight. He's just misunderstood, is all... 😁

  • @natchdan  Feb 1

    It's not notably "corrected" in any way, so you're doing well!

  • @thelowestbitter Feb 1

    Hey! I've got a microkorg which I just hook my usual shure mic up to, and then there are a few different pre-programmed vocoder settings, so I'm not really doing anything special. One thing I find is that I have to try and enunciate very clearly, otherwise it's near impossible to distinguish any words.

  • @darkmantle  Feb 1

    I agree, you have a good list of influences. 😀

  • @scottlake Jan 31

    Meaty bass you have there on your showcase tune! Cool vocal effects on the chorus as well

  • @odilongreen  Jan 29

    I've very much enjoyed your Radio Over Moscow output over the years, and downloaded several of the albums last year. I look forward to checking out the Anecdata era (both here and at Bandcamp). Is there any difference in musical direction, or did you just feel the need for a fresh name?