Genre: World, New Age, Ambient
David Clavijo is one of the most interesting exponent of a young generation of musicians oriented to New Age, Ambient and Chillout music. Despite his youth, David already has a remarkable artistic career at the time of composing and producing his music, skillful use of ethnic elements and a very intelligent combination of acoustic sounds, environments and voices from other cultures, synthetic bases and melodies that goes modeling into light and weightless tracks. Proof of all this is the inclusion of his music in a considerable amount of compilations dedicated to his genre, apart from his own discography.
David Clavijo is a Sevillian composer and guitarist player who started creating his own songs being only 16 years old. Shortly after, he had the opportunity to collaborate as a bassist on soundtracks of short films in his native land, Andalusia. Likewise, he has collaborated as a guitarists for artists in the Spanish music scene. It was then when he began to understand that music was giving him a wide range of opportunities.
In his eagerness to meet new places that inspired him for his creations, and looking for the intercultural touch always present in his music, he experienced the pleasure of travelling around amazing places of the Spanish geography such as Granada, Cordoba and Toledo. These cities provided him a great deal of ethnic resources that were given expression, later, in works such us "East Winds" or "African Spirit".
Maybe, the turning point of his career was determined by a trip to the white island of Ibiza, birthplace/cradle of current Chillout and electronic music. Again, moved by the feelings that aroused in him the extraordinary views of places like the magical Es Vedrá, he composed fresh and dynamic tracks as that of the same name of the legendary islet "Es Vedra" or "Sailing In My Dreams". In these tracks we have evident influence of renowned artists such as Mike Oldfield, Enigma, Vangelis, Brian Eno or Jean Michel Jarre.
His music is characterized by being full of warm rhythms and richness of sounds. David is a composer who dares to all musical styles, styles that sail from the most spatial to the most ethnic, without forgetting Chillout and Ambient styles of music.
David has signed with record labels from Germany, United Kingdom, Egypt and Spain. His album "The Landing (Special Edition)" is on sale in large stores of Spain such as: Amazon.com, iTunes, Napster, Rhapsody, Emusic, El Corte Inglés, Fnac, Mediamarkt, etc.
With his debut album "The Landing (Special Edition)" he received the recognition of a critical acclaim in US, being appreciated by the prestigious magazines NewAgeMusicWorld.com and New Age Music in 2010, together with artist such as Peter Kater, Clifford White, Michael Brant DeMaria, Tangerine Dream, Gandalf, David Wahler, Steve orchard, Paul AVgerinos and Lisa Downing. Thus, one of the cuts that composes "Promises" was awarded the best track of New Age music in the American Awards 10th Independent Music Awards of international caracter.
The website ReviewsNewAge.com, especialized in New Age music, classified the album The Landing (Special Edition) as one of the best albums of the year 2011, exactly the same evaluation received in the American website Mainlypiano.com (Kathy Parsons).
David's music has been played in important radio channels and programmes from Spain, USA and Germany such as: Radio 3 (RNE) or Cadena Cope, Atmosfera, Fluido Rosa, Lostfrontier.org, La Otra Orilla, En El Aire, New Age Radio, Klassik Radio, Abstrait Radio, Radio Mystic, New Age Stars RAdio, BBS RAdio, CoolWaters Radio, Enjoy Radio, Jazzy Lounge RAdio, among others.
ReviewsNewAge.com: "The Landing (Special Edition)" is a selection of the best pieces of the guitarist and composer of New Age music David Clavijo. A fantastic album, with 10 owesome tracks that show a truly extraordinary quality, both in the richness of the sounds and instruments and their own variety of compositions, satisfying to all music lovers of New Age, Chillout, Ethnic music... It is incredible the diversity that shows this CD, difficult to classify it in only one style. "The Landing (Special Edition)" will let the listener fascinated with each piece, pieces that have been part of the best compilations of electronic music. "The Landing (Special Edition)" is very highly recommended.
NewAgeMusicWorld.com: "The Landing (Special Edition)" is a wonderful work of art from the beginning until the end, and it is an adquisition highly recommended to all those who like lively and optimistic rhythms.
Mainlypiano.com: "The Landing (Special Edition)" is a fascinating combination of New Age and Chillout music and ethnical styles from around the world. David Clavijo takes us on a vibrant journey that begins on the Moon and tavels to Africa, India and Middle East with 10 electronic pieces. It is not easy to create music that is both relaxing and energizing but David gets it and sometimes at the same time.