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Daedelus - Righteous Fists of Harmony EP



Daedelus Righteous Fists of Harmony
Daedelus - Righteous Fists of Harmony EP
(12"/Digital) Brainfeeder, 2010-03-22

In this release for Flying Lotus' up-and-coming label Brainfeeder, Daedelus presents a soundtrack-of-sorts to the Boxer Rebellion. What, you ask, could make such ancient history an inspiration for modern electronics? Well, Daedelus has found a strange relevance to our modern malady in these epic events of long ago...
(Daedelus will be releasing his next Ninja Tune album entitled 'Bespoke' in late 2010 or 2011.)

Daedelus Righteous Fists of Harmony
Daedelus - Righteous Fists of Harmony EP
(12"/Digital) Brainfeeder, 2010-03-22

Tracklisting :
01. An Armada Approaches
02. Tidal Waves Uprising
03. The Open Hand Avows
04. Order Of The Golden Dawn (feat. Laura Darling)
05. The Finishing of a Thing
06. Succumbing To (feat. Kid A)
07. Stampede Me (with Amir Yaghmai)
08. Fin De Si├Ęcle

Links :
daedelusdarling.com
myspace.com/daedelusdarling
ninjatune.net
brainfeedersite.com
myspace.com/brainfeeder

Press Release :
In this release for Flying Lotus' up-and-coming label Brainfeeder, Daedelus presents a soundtrack-of-sorts to the Boxer Rebellion. What, you ask, could make such ancient history an inspiration for modern electronics? Well, Daedelus has found a strange relevance to our modern malady in these epic events of long ago...

After seventy years of China's opium-related subjugation by Queen Victoria and her allies, a force of resistance fighters -- termed "Boxers" by the British -- rose to the challenge in 1898. Calling themselves "The Righteous Fists of Harmony," this secret society of martial artists felt they held magical powers: they believed themselves bulletproof, able to fly, and capable of raising the dead (who would then fight alongside them). And so began the brief Boxer Rebellion; three years later 100,000 Boxers had fallen, their magic helpless against the cutting-edge machinery of war. The British prevailed only to face ultimate defeat, as their empire rapidly declined.

Daedelus endeavors to compose a requiem for the end -- of beliefs, of lives, and of an era. This elegy for a bygone battle sheds light on our own contemporary conundrum: will our faith in modernity be our downfall? Are we blinded by this age of wonders, doomed to be destroyed by our ingenious inventions? Although Daedelus' music has always juxtaposed organic and electronic elements, they war as never before on "Righteous Fists of Harmony," a portrait of a tumultuous era that came crashing to a close.

(Daedelus will be releasing his next Ninja Tune album entitled 'Bespoke' in late 2010 or 2011.)


All compositions and performances by Daedelus, except:
- Tidal Waves : Drums by Pete Curry
- The Open Hand Avows : additional Drums by Pete Curry
- Order Of The Golden Dawn : Flute and Vocals by Laura Darlington, Guitar and Violin by Amir Yaghmai, Drums by Pete Curry
- Succumbing To : Vocals by Kid A
- Stampede Me : additional Vocals by Amir Yaghmai

Mixed and Mastered by Steve Kaye
Artwork by Frohawk Two-Feathers
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