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Daedelus - Invention
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Based on 61 ratings
2002 Ratings: #110
Liked by 6 people
April 30, 2002 / Release Date
LP / Format
Plug Research / Label
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Shit's so underrated it hurts.

This album is one of a kind, is expertly crafted and varied in sounds, melodies, combinations, beats is unreal. The "Renaissance" vibe this album gets states how this album is being presented: As a new way to see music in some sorts, giving the most nostalgic, charming and classical tunes with a lot of idm, glitch hop, jazz, folk inspirations that works so well.

This album got a lot in common (at least in composition) to Cosmogramma, getting that huge ... read more


this album mostly sounds like a hip-hop album that would have been made in 1902, but it was released exactly in 2002, which is amazing, that slaps. still sleeping on gem


I don't know why bother with the first two songs, honestly just skip them, there's no point in listening to them, because what comes next is so much fucking better. I don't even know how it makes me feel, it's just good. It's kinda like Cosmogramma's 70-year old grandfather, it's like a cosmic opera, but this one enboldens a certain feeling of isolation and uneasiness, like you're floating in space. Or maybe like industrial London, on paper a city of progress, but in reality a harbinger of new ... read more

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Track List

  1. Playing Parties
  2. Pursed Lips Reply
  3. Astroboy
  4. Adventress
  5. Elegy (At Last)
  6. Muggle Born
  7. Aplomb
  8. Experience
  9. Loded
  10. Quiet Now
  11. Minor Detour
  12. Perchance a Bit
  13. Soulful of Child
  14. Thus the Whirligig
  15. Quiet Now (feat. BUSDRIVER)
  16. Pursed Lips Reply (feat. Sach)

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Added on: February 7, 2016