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Invention

Daedelus Audio CD
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1. Playing Parties
2. Pursed Lips Reply
3. Astroboy
4. Adventress
5. Elegy (At Last)
6. Muggle Born
7. Aplomb
8. Experience
9. Loded
10. Quiet Now
11. Minor Detour
12. Perchance A Bit
13. Soulful Of Child
14. Thus The Whirligig
15. Quiet Now (With Busdriver)
16. Pursed Lips Reply (With Sach)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Twilight Time in Tomorrow Land July 23 2002
Format:Audio CD
I listen to Daedelus' 'Invention' when I'm cooking in tomorrow's kitchen. As I mix up the key lime pie filling, Daedelus mixes up the indelible futures of the past, just as sweet, sour and fragrant. When I hear the soft chrome gleam of "Astroboy", I know the most important thing is keeping the appliances happy. "Adventress" takes the test kitchen onto the Bullet Train. "Aplomb" is a woozy waltz on a slow boat full of china. In "Thus the Whirligig" the poet and the printer sit on either side of me, urgently whispering in my ears. Throughout Invention Daedelus plays his companionable clarinet and monumental bass (which structures even its absences) in the whole history of the Crystal Ballroom, from romantic heyday to treacherous flotsam. And all the while the glitches glisten across the surface, reminding us that this is the territory of memory.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Electronica with a decidedly 'Quirky' Edge.... Nov. 27 2003
Format:Audio CD
Probably not someone that is known to a lot of people, due to his releases being both low key & 2 albums & an EP. But don't let that dissuade you from investigating further, as Daedelus, has more ideas in one album, then some artists can muster across three. "Pursed Lips Reply" is Electronica by way of 'Four Tet'....looped chimes converge with Violin strokes to melodious effect. "Astroboy" is a spoken word monologue to a gentle nursery rhyme-esque chime. For an album that is predominantly featuring no vocals (apart from the last two tracks), the rolling Jazz-styled drum rolls of "Loaded" show how Electronic music doesn't have to be resigned to simple samples. Parts beautifully cinematic, part toe tappingly beat heavy, part completely experimental....Daedelus finds worthy comparisons alongside similar acclaimed artists "Four Tet" & "Prefuse 73".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Daedelus Jan. 16 2003
By 10ma
Format:Audio CD
This CD can compliment so many states of mind its incredible. The CD is an eclectic mix of electronica (downbeat) and avant garde reminisecent of the 1920s with even a little Spoken Word. The tracks exert such a sense of intricacy and detail, tastefully blending the multiple genres. The last two tracks (Quiet Now and Pursed Lips Reply) feature two independent hip hop artists: Busdriver and Sach. Both compliment the tracks exquisitely, its a beautiful homeostasis. The music doesn't distract you from the lyrics and the lyrics dont distract you from the music. Very well done, a wonderful blend of old and new.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic Oct. 19 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is one of the most consistently inspiring albums I've heard in the last few years, of any genre. Daedelus uses samples in a way that very few know how. His choices might be called eclectic, but never forced or pretentious, never simplistic. Really, "eclectic" is an unfair description. This album is definitely focused, but from a wide view. Bass clarinet, flute, bells and accordion are integrated into a broad patchwork of samples from all over. Cinematic, thoughtful, danceable, even emotional at times, worthy of close listening.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yes... June 13 2004
By taogoat
Format:Audio CD
This is a great album... If you like this, check out "Live Airplane Food," a live EP with Busdriver rapping & freestyling over Daedelus and his live band playing tracks from Invention such as Aplomb, Astroboy, Quiet Now, Thus the Whirligig & a couple others...
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