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Available from Experimedia.net. Debut album from hotly-tipped London beat maker Blue Daisy. His acclaimed EPs have earned him comparisons to the likes of Massive Attack, Burial and Flying Lotus. Ever since his instant classic debut single, Space Ex exploded onto an unsuspecting world through a series of highly-regarded EPs, Blue Daisy has delivered on the promise that caused Radio 1's Mary Anne Hobbes to proclaim his talents far and wide. Black Acre, the label that has nurtured his meteoric assent, is sure to announce his graduation from underground pretender to fully-fledged maestro -- making some of the most weighty, emotive, atmospheric music of recent times. From the rumbling low-end and portentous strings of opener "Distance" swathed in reverb and dub delay, it's clear that no concessions to trend or whimsy are being made -- this is music that heads straight for the jugular -- a mosaic of bleeps, beats, bass, sample shards and heart-rending melodies paired with elegiac vocals. From the heavy sci-fi stomp of "Raindance" to the heavy, low-slung urban angst of "Psyche Inquiry," featuring the vocals of Hey!Zues, to the dream-like bliss of slo-mo house stomp "Spinning Channels" (one of several collaborations with vocalist Anneka) or the rumbling, percussive head-nodder "Shadow Assassins," Daisy displays his unique talent for peppering his grimy textured synths and scuzzed drum tracks with moments of melodic levity and beauty -- like RZA and Angelo Badalamenti collaborating on the soundtrack to a lost David Lynch widescreen epic. "Fallin'" includes a guest appearance from Cinematic Orchestra's Heidi Vogel. This is an album that demands repeated listens to soak up all the rich details and nuance that go into making it such a genuinely special release.
Release/catalogue number: acre003
Release date: Oct 14, 2011