Day Like No Other
Born in Hollywood, CA in 1961, Davol moved to Colorado as a young boy. With primarily classical piano training, he developed an interest in electronic music as a teenager. High school and college years exposed him to jazz and classical harpsichord. Since the acquisition of a micro Moog synthesizer as a boy, he had an undying passion for electronic music and was addicted to the music of Vangelis, Jean-Michel Jarre, Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream. His first compositions became the collection of pieces on the Mystic Waters album. In 1988, Davol produced a short demo tape as a present for some friends. They passed it on to the president of Silver Wave Records, an independent record label in Boulder, Colorado. A recording contract was soon arranged and Mystic Waters made it to #15 on the Billboard New Age Chart, and remained on the charts for 25 weeks. The music from his albums has been used worldwide in TV, radio, video and multimedia productions. Interestingly, Davol's career was originally in microbiology, not music. He obtained his Ph.D. in 1989, and worked as a medical researcher until 1996 when he started a commercial venture, producing music for multimedia. This experience allowed him to write music in very diverse styles, and work with other instrumentalists. A vegetarian, French language enthusiast, and public health educator, he remains devoted to a number of different life passions, electronic music composition being chief among them.