2024-11-25 20:00:00


My Favorite Things



Delving is the new project from Nick DiSalvo, best known as leader of the heavy rock band Elder. Hirschbrunnen, his debut album released in 2021, draws on a wide range of influences and sounds, from psychedelia and krautrock to the beginnings of electronic and ambient music.

“I’m an almost obsessive songwriter, working on music every day and amassing a huge collection of song fragments and ideas that often don’t get the attention I’d like because of the time I spend with my main band. Thanks to this pandemic, I’ve had plenty of time to rework some of the songs I’ve written over the last few years and finally make the album I’ve always said I’d make.

Since my earliest days as a musician, I’ve been obsessed with home recording, begging my parents for a Tascam 4-track tape recorder for Christmas when I was 12, and making my own albums. delving is a continuation of this creative spirit: experimenting on my own, forgetting bands, fans and expectations, and making the music I want. Hirschbrunnen – “deer fountain” – is the colloquial name of a large fountain that dominates a vast green space near my home. It’s strange to me that my world, which normally consists of so many journeys and outside stimuli, should be reduced to a single city, a single district, a single block for so long. As frustrating as this can be, you can start to find inspiration and surprising beauty in your everyday surroundings that you would otherwise ignore. Just as my music is influenced by my experiences, Hirschbrunnen is a product of that unique and strange time when we were all forced to dive deeper into our own thoughts.”