Thursday, July 17, 2008

Daedelus - Love To Make Music To

Alfred Darlington (born Alfred Weisberg-Roberts) in Santa Monica, Alfred better known as Daedelus wanted to be an inventor growing up as a kid, a sentiment that led to him choosing this artistic moniker (in Greek mythology Daedalus was known as an inventor, although Weisberg-Roberts also cites the character Stephan Daedelus in James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man as well as the ship in the Japanese cartoon Robotech as equally valid reasons for his selection) when he decided to begin releasing his own work. Now In a time of redefinition of what it means to be a DJ and performer, Daedelus has been proposing a style of live performance of intricate live-sequencing of original sounds, thick layering of sampled loops from diverse sources, and a bit of spice and magic all piped through a custom-built magic box called the Monome. His compositions are journeys and his sense for texture and sound mining are broad and fantastical.

Love To Make Music To, Released on Ninja Tune Records, is one of the most impressive electronic releases this year. It's all over the place, and in a good way. There's great touches of hip-hop, smooth beats for the dance floor, intense moments of multi-layered ambiance, and a whole bag of tricks that make this Daedelus’ best and most playfully accessible album yet.

DOWNLOAD & LISTEN - Daedelus - Touchtone (feat. Paperboy and Taz)
DOWNLOAD & LISTEN - Daedelus - My Beau (feat. Paperboy & Erika Rose)

Here is Video Interview with Daedelus

Here is Daedelus live at the Low End Theory in Los Angeles, CA


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