Track of the Week

Today’s track of the week (or tracks of the week) comes from an album I got just a week ago, and it is easily a nomination for album of the year, as far as I am concerned. Some have described it as romantic electronica, and don’t be fooled, it is far from being as cheesy as it already sounds! I’m talking about Daedelus and his latest album Denies The Day’s Demise. Released this year on Ninja Tune, it really is 15 tracks of pure dynamite. It was tough choosing what to feature, but give this a go…

Daedelus – Sundown
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>> buy album @ Amazon US / Amazon UK
This download link will expire on 28th October.

Not to blow my own trumpet, but usually if I make a real fuss over a record, there is good reason. I honestly cannot stress enough just how good this album is. Easily one of the best albums of 2006. Each time I listen to it I fall deeper in love with it. I’ve considered reviewing it, but I worry that I simply wont be able to put into words how I feel, or that it will end up spanning 5000 words! Anyway, enough of me creaming myself, check out another track…

Daedelus – Sunrise
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>> buy album @ Amazon US / Amazon UK
This download link will expire on 28th October.

Make sure you listen to those tracks on at least half-decent headphones – if I find out you listened via shitty laptop speakers… I’ll shoot you. Albeit 15 tracks long, really the album needs to be listened to in one long go – it’s one of those “immerse yourself” type albums. Daedelus has this really bizarre, yet unique, style of being able to create such deep atmospheric electronica, from what would ordinarily be quite standard sounds from such a genre. It’s hard to put my finger on it, but it is like he has created these beautiful compositions, layered them so perfectly, that the blunt outer shell is dissolved somewhere along the way of the listening experience and the intricate innards are released for our aural pleasure. If you like the two tracks above, even just a little bit, you have to buy this album!

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  • http://www.myspace.com/aha_datura aha

    Well… I have tried….. really hard with this album, but I just can’t… I listen to the first 5 tracks, and the 4th exhaust me so much, that I force myself to listen to the 5th, and that’s it, I can’t continue on listening to the rest.
    Just this thing doesn’t pull my strings… I was hoping for some laid back hip-hop beats, and these totally broken, chaotic beats don’t speak to me :/
    Well, that was just my opinion :D I’m sorry ;)

  • http://www.myspace.com/aha_datura aha

    Well… I have tried….. really hard with this album, but I just can’t… I listen to the first 5 tracks, and the 4th exhaust me so much, that I force myself to listen to the 5th, and that’s it, I can’t continue on listening to the rest.
    Just this thing doesn’t pull my strings… I was hoping for some laid back hip-hop beats, and these totally broken, chaotic beats don’t speak to me :/
    Well, that was just my opinion :D I’m sorry ;)

  • http://jeej.wordpress.com/ jeej

    Sounds like you’ve found out your problem right there; you were expecting hip-hop beats and you didn’t get them.

  • http://jeej.wordpress.com/ jeej

    Sounds like you’ve found out your problem right there; you were expecting hip-hop beats and you didn’t get them.

  • http://www.myspace.com/aha_datura aha

    Yeah, that too, but it sort of reminds me of M83 which I don’t really like too… dunno… just too chaotic for me… But I was really trying :D

  • http://www.myspace.com/aha_datura aha

    Yeah, that too, but it sort of reminds me of M83 which I don’t really like too… dunno… just too chaotic for me… But I was really trying :D

  • http://jeej.wordpress.com/ jeej

    Well… you can only try! :-)

  • http://jeej.wordpress.com/ jeej

    Well… you can only try! :-)

  • http://www.myspace.com/aha_datura aha

    You can try the best you can, the best you can is never enough :P

  • http://www.myspace.com/aha_datura aha

    You can try the best you can, the best you can is never enough :P

  • http://sluttyfringe.wordpress.com/ slutty fringe

    man, first regina and now daedalus – you keep posting up my favourite lps of this year

    if booka shade is next i’m gonna get spooked out!!

    nice site refix by the way, keep up the splendidness

    tonyp

  • http://sluttyfringe.wordpress.com/ slutty fringe

    man, first regina and now daedalus – you keep posting up my favourite lps of this year

    if booka shade is next i’m gonna get spooked out!!

    nice site refix by the way, keep up the splendidness

    tonyp

  • http://jeej.wordpress.com/ jeej

    Ha ha, well actually I’ve not heard of Booka Shade, so off to check them out now! Which… means they could still very well be next weeks track of the week! :-P

  • http://jeej.wordpress.com/ jeej

    Ha ha, well actually I’ve not heard of Booka Shade, so off to check them out now! Which… means they could still very well be next weeks track of the week! :-P

  • http://sluttyfringe.wordpress.com/ sluttyfringe

    ahh you need to – movements is a excellent lp

    night falls is especially nicenice

  • http://sluttyfringe.wordpress.com/ sluttyfringe

    ahh you need to – movements is a excellent lp

    night falls is especially nicenice

  • http://lynton.buzka.com/BeatsandPieces lynton

    Daedelus quite rightly makes it into ppls top lists – dunno if you have caught his effort from last year “Exquisite Corpse”. This one made my ’05 best list and has more of a hip-hop feel – if you call MF Doom rapping about the elephant man’s bones over a 50′s tv soundtrack hip hop. :)
    If you dug the latin aspect of this album I recommend you check out Esquivel (who I think has some samples smattered throughout DDDD)
    http://www.amazon.com/Space-Age-Bachelor-Pad-Music/dp/B0000048DR

  • http://lynton.buzka.com/BeatsandPieces lynton

    Daedelus quite rightly makes it into ppls top lists – dunno if you have caught his effort from last year “Exquisite Corpse”. This one made my ’05 best list and has more of a hip-hop feel – if you call MF Doom rapping about the elephant man’s bones over a 50′s tv soundtrack hip hop. :)
    If you dug the latin aspect of this album I recommend you check out Esquivel (who I think has some samples smattered throughout DDDD)
    http://www.amazon.com/Space-Age-Bachelor-Pad-Music/dp/B0000048DR

  • http://lynton.buzka.com/BeatsandPieces lynton

    oh yeah,
    if you liked this you might like fellow Mush label mate Caural’s newie – “Mirrors for Eyes”. Another headphone overload.

  • http://lynton.buzka.com/BeatsandPieces lynton

    oh yeah,
    if you liked this you might like fellow Mush label mate Caural’s newie – “Mirrors for Eyes”. Another headphone overload.

  • http://jeej.wordpress.com/ jeej

    Yeah I have Exquisite Corpse, another good one. :-)

  • http://jeej.wordpress.com/ jeej

    Yeah I have Exquisite Corpse, another good one. :-)