Strings detached is available digitally here.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
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.