|MH-218 Daedelus - Rethinking The Weather
After a string of successes as a producer of eccentric electronica for well respected labels Plug Research and Eastern Developments, Daedelus hooked up with MCs Busdriver and Radioinactive for the Mush release, The Weather. Using the instrumentals from that album as a base, Daedelus has chopped, relayered, remixed, twisted, and given life to a new instrumental project dubbed Rethinking The Weather. Fans of the original should take note that this is not your typical hip-hop instrumental album, where the music simply is mixed-down without the vocals. Although the original was used as a starting point, the end result is something entirely unique and a glimpse into the mind of a one-of-a-kind artist.
|This is creative, charming stuff worth seeking out - Synthesis / A record that loves music, but it loves hip-hop's way of reinterpreting it most - Magnet / Highly recommended - Pelican Neck / Once you hear this disc you'll replay it over and over again - Canned / One of the best electronic records of 2003 - All Music Guide
|Daedelus makes sampler-music. It cannot be simply labeled "hip-hop." The shit is just too layered, touching on too many flavors, while still making absolute sense. He consistently makes music that seems as though two (or more) records playing in separate apartments are synchronizing by accident. (That's my favorite way too describe his sound.) He also happens to LOVE his sounds. He plays a sample straight, upside down, cut in half. He re-juxtaposes a sound multiple ways within the same track to different effects. It's also not sampler/noise/chaos. It's totally inviting, yet alien songwriting - bouncy and poppy, fitting unlikely elements together to form a new thing. A simple analogy would be Boards of Canada meets Avalanches to Dj on an inner city rec-room basketball court in the '70s, but it's better than that. It's totally his own vibe, and I like it. - Other Music