Handle Records is proud to share that today you can stream Inkless Step By Step on all major streaming services, including Spotify. Other streaming and download services include iTunes and Apple Music.

Inkless shares their debut album featuring 7 deeply moving, ambient and intense pieces of music. The foundation behind the sound borders on the edge of prog and experimental jazz; inspired by John Schofield, Porcupine Tree, Dream Theater, Marillion and the like. The album exposes the vision and creativity of artists Dany Breault (guitars) and Joe Dolan (bass). What began as an online collaboration of sorts has developed into a unity of two like minded artists who share a passion for going beyond the Verse/Chorus structure of pop music and to create from  something deeper and more intricate. Mixed and mastered by bassist and Handle Records founder Joe Dolan, this is the first of what Joe hopes to be a growing catalog of albums.

I can honestly say I’ve never worked with someone so connected to their instrument,” shares Joe Dolan. “Dany’s self-taught vision of what music can be is more than inspiring; it’s guidance for any guitarist to look at a new approach to writing and recording music. These songs have become as much a part of me as family would be to anyone else. Even now, listening to them just stops my day and freezes me in my tracks.


The primary elements that form Inkless on Handle Records are Canadian guitarist Dany Breault and bassist Joe Dolan. The duo met through online collaboration and have intertwined melodies and harmonies on dozens of progressive tracks that break the mold consistently. Working with a host of other collaborators who have created and/or added drums and percussion and on occasion, who share their vision of guitar with the tracks; Inkless brings unique and creative brilliance to prog fans around the world.

Dany Breault discovered his love of guitar at age 13, encouraged by the works of the Matthew Good BandSilverchairMoist and the radio awareness of bands like MetallicaGuns n’ Roses and Nirvana. His first band, Osmosis, featured drummer Alexandre De SeveStephan Slavinski on bass and Myriam Descoutures on keyboards. It took lead from artists including ToolDream TheaterPlanet XLiquid Tension Experiment and John Scofield to name a few. With time and exploration into works like Animals As LeadersPorcupine Tree and other prog genius, Dany‘s world unfolded and his self taught guitar expressed his personal vision of music. Inkless was born, and continues with these works collaboratively with Joe Dolan.

Joe Dolan began with the bass guitar emulating the songs and styles of early 80’s rock legends and what was seen on MTV from a small town in Massachusetts. Playing along to artists like The Cars, the Del Fuegos and the Blackjacks, Joe rapidly mastered the three-minute pop song – Don’t bore us, get to the chorus … but fast grew bored himself. With time, he discovered the deeper works of artists like GenesisMarillionPink Floyd and ultimately in his teens, while performing throughout New England, Joe met fellow artists like Frank Aresti and Fates WarningDream TheaterNuno Bettencourt and artists that created and performed outside of the commercial realm. The influence of Berklee College of Music in Boston changed Joe’s view of what the bass guitar can be and helped Joe create the attack he makes on music with his instrument today.

Fans of King CrimsonGenesisDream TheaterPink Floyd or Porcupine Tree and artists of the ilk find wonder in the tracks Inkless records as a duo. Mixed and mastered by Joe Dolan, the albums Step By StepHorizon’s Eye and Algebra bring a new element of music to listeners, without vocals or lyrics – it’s a mesmerizing assortment of rhythms and sound that thrill track after track. Put on your headphones and tune out the world in a soundscape that is absolutely like no other.