|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
|On the heel's of 2002's underrated The Weather with Busdriver and Radioinactive, Daedelus retooled the album to expose what was great about it: him. Without anyone spitting on his spotlight, Daedelus goes crazy, revising what it means to make an instrumental companion piece. He's rethinking a lot more than The Weather with the stacks of records he slams into each other. He's matchmaking otherwise foreign sounds: 50's kindergarten records, Burt Bacharach, whiplash breaks, Zapp & Roger. While his off-kilter sampling frenzy isn't new, he avoids the mushiness that incessant mashing makes (the Avalanches, anyone). Rethinking the Weather is a record that loves music, but it loves hip-hop's way of reinterpreting it most. - Magnet