Thursday, April 1, 2010

Blue Daisy - Strings Detached

When Blue Daisy dropped his Space Ex 10" last year it was greeted by much blog love. Somehow, Strings Detached seems ( maybe only to me) like it slipped under a lot of people's radar. While none of it's tracks are as instantly jaw-dropping as its predecessor, it feels like a fuller listening experience. Daisy was able to spread the love through 4 (count 'em 4) tracks rather than 2, and that means he has to engage the listener a little longer. But that's what makes String Detached such a heavy hitter: it's a longer exploration of a particular sound by an artist with a very particular vision. As such Strings is able to take us a little deeper, and show us more of the textures of Daisy's sound. And make no mistake; this is the sound of an artist with a definitive vision slowly reeling you in to a sound ( and language) that he is slowly revealing the full measure of. In other words: Man's got a plan, but he isn't showing all his cards yet. And that makes each release a revelation. Stuck on repeat with this one.

Strings detached is available digitally here.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for checking out my blog :) You post a lot of cool music that i haven't heard yet! how do you do the mixpod each post??? I NEED TO LEARN TO DO THAT