Friday, September 01, 2006

my house on fire

I snagged these gems from the Ethiopiques Vol. 8 compilation CD. The Ethiopiques series features Ethiopian and Eritrean singers and musicians from the 1960's-1970's; a solid collection of shimmy-inducing instrumentals and ethereal creole vocals.
Ethiopiques Vol.8 - Girma Bèyènè - Ené Nègn Bay Manèsh
Ethiopiques Vol.8 - Bahta Gèbrè-Heywèt - Tèssassètgn Eko
Ethiopiques Vol.8 - Samuel Bèlay - Qèrèsh Endèwaza

"One of LA's most daring new artists wears a buzzing halo. This young musical romantic weaves together a true 'love-sound' that falls between honeyed melody and avant-electronics. Daedelus chops and splices disparate acoustic sources into incredible works of staggering resonance. His production style is very unique; it has a precise impact that will make you wonder if you’re dreaming or dancing."
If were to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to only keep ten CDs with me, you could be damn sure a Daedelus album would make the cut. The weave and weft of his music make love to your ears and trigger sensations of floating.
Daedelus - At My Heels
Daedelus - Lights Out
Daedelus - Like Clockwork Springs

2 comments:

fascistsoundwaves said...

Both are super picks, but Daedelus is fucking great! It's like a rusty radio and a skipping synth and a naughty ex-twilight-zone host rolled into a sexy one.

fascistsoundwaves said...

I few tracks that haven't yet expired up on Hype:

http://hype.non-standard.net/search/daedelus/1/