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David DeMordaunt

Country of origin:


Type of music generally:

Progressive rock


Most recent release, Blackbird's Lullaby (2006)

See also:

AllMusic's David DeMordaunt info


Pink Floyd, Yes

Covers/own material:

Mostly own, occasional covers, occasionaly uses lyrics from classical sources

General comments:

David DeMourdant is a gifted guitarist and singer who makes interesting music. (

Recommended first album:

Opium is the only one we've heard


  • Of a Fallen Creation (1995)
  • Opium (2003)
  • The Third Noel (seasonal, 2003)
  • Everything That Has a Beginning (2004)
  • Blackbird's Lullaby (2006)


Release info:

2003—Temujim recordings


See CD Baby's David DeMordaunt page

Ecto priority:


Group members:

David DeMordaunt—guitars, vocals, percussion

Guest artists:

Mac Leckrone—drumming, percussion
Angelique Borja—vocals on 2 tracks
Noe Venable—vocals on 1 track
Alan Lin—violin on 2 tracks
Chuck Bohn—bass on 2 tracks
Mark Wait and Nicholas DeMordaunt—narratives on 2 tracks


David De Mourdant plays the guitar expertly and sings in hushed manner. He makes laid-back, literate prog rock. His music ebbs and flows pleasantly and has intriguing lyrics. "I Serve a new master now" is a lovely song with Noe Venable adding a great backing vocal. His guitar playing on this cinematic track is sensational. "High Like Heaven" sounds idyllic and has some mind-expanding words. "Cherry" starts with Angelique Borja's sweet voice and goes on to describe a world gone mad. The songs sounds like it strayed from "Dark Side of the Moon". "Black hearts wild" is calm, almost meditative even as DeMourdant sings of capturing the moment. "In the Wonderland" is heavier and has an almost Metallica-like mood. Just another proof of the artist's versatility.
     I'd say this is a very impressive debut. (

Thanks to Anna Maria Stjärnell for work on this entry.

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