Daedelus - Impending Doom feat. MF Doom
Daedelus - Impending Doom
(12") Ninja Tune ZEN12171, 2005-12-12
01. Impending Doom ft. MF Doom
02. Just Briefly
03. Impending Doom (Accapella)
04. Impending Doom ft. MF Doom (Domu Remix)
05. Just Briefly (Umod Remix)
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Press Release :
The West Coast's most eccentric (and probably nicest) beatmaker returns with a couple of choice cuts from his marvellous album, "Exquisite Corpse".
First up, "Impending Doom" features a guest appearance by the one and only, the metal-faced MF Doom (recent Dangerdoom star turn and Gorillaz etc.etc...). Daedelus gives him some 40s movie soundtrack and samba shizzle to work with and Doom picks it up, runs with it and it's TOUCH DOWN!!!
Going the other way round the block, "Just Briefly" doesn't feature anyone but Daedelus himself, so the sideburn surfer chops it up and rides the thing out over a high bass and single guitar wave. Spacey, musical and quite infinitely melancholic it sums up the Daedelus aesthetic perfectly. Clever without being too clever, melodic without being twee, kitsch without being ironic, a kind of wide-eyed, big-brained music that anyone (whose soul hasn't been withered by working for a record company for a decade) should be able to get into.
But there is more.. Or two mores, anyway. Time to get 'broken' (or 'bruk up'). Man like nice and unassuming Domu turns "Impending Doom" into an insistent, dancefloor filling bouncer where the kicks are the bass and the bass is the kick and all you can do is twitch around like a loon. For his next trick, he transforms into Umod and offers a downtempo take of "Just Briefly" which is as moody as Bill Murray and as atmospheric as ozone.