The work of Daniel O’Sullivan plays like a haunted jukebox. – Wire
A multi-dimensional artist that successfully soundtracks our profoundly confusing 21st century – Prog
O’Sullivan casually open up portals into other dimensions – Uncut
Daniel O’Sullivan is a producer, composer, arranger, songwriter and classically trained multi-instrumentalist and has been contributing a vibrant, chameleonic brew to the music landscape since the late 1990’s. He has achieved international acclaim writing, recording and performing solo and with a myriad of groups including avant-pop duo Grumbling Fur, Norwegian post-metal legends Ulver, U.S drone titans Sunn O))), and the reincarnation of post-everything trio This Heat in the form of This Is Not This Heat. He has produced the last two solo albums for The Charlatans frontman, Tim Burgess; writing and recording all of his arrangements and directing his live ensemble. He has composed several works for film and installation and has contributed five albums to the legendary KPM library music catalogue. DOS is known for collaging a wide range of musical disciplines and has collaborated with a number of artists including several live performances and recordings with ‘continuous music’ pioneer Charlemagne Palestine, large scale surround sound/AV installations with Turner prize-nominee Mark Titchner and music for theatre director and OBE, Neil Bartlett.
Whether solo or in his varied collaborative projects, O’Sullivan’s work is remarkable in the way it infuses familiar everyday experience with traces of the uncanny, the secret and the magical. His own music distills tangled realities into a rich and complex soundworld; strikingly dense and allusive, alive with enticing sonic diversions, hypnotic mantras and ornately arranged songcraft. He brings his penchant for intricately latticed arrangements and deftly captured recordings to the many that come to him for his unique skill set.