Saturday, September 1, 2007
Daedelus - 2004 - A Gent Agent
This still mysterious artist debuted on the hard to describe Phthalo imprint back in 2001 and since has released music on Eastern Developments, Mush and most notably Plug Research where his two albums 'Invention' and 'Of Snowdonia' have brought him an army of fans including even MF Doom and Madlib who sampled him just recently. For the excellent Laboratory Instinct label comes his second release in as many months following up the mini album 'Meanwhile...' and his contribution to the wicked 'Advanced Public Listening Comp'. This thirteen track full length album (all new exclusive tracks) differs from the out and outergalactic cinematic sampling of his Plug Research material by throwing a spanner into his sampler. Several tracks drop a new pallet of disguised rave stabs, junglist rhythm wreckage which wrestle with his new style of cinematica - you are amongst a bewildering array of influences in perfect harmony. Imagine new school Vibert getting down with his classic Plug output. 'Desperate Measures' and 'Escape Artists' are two examples of tracks that'll keep the downtempo fans happy - one track sampling Charlie Parker with Strings and the other cutting up The Beach Boys. One of the most complete works yet from Daedelus the one-off lunatic sampling genius.