Boomkat Product Review:
The follow-up to the critically acclaimed 'Invention' album, 'Of Snowdonia' finds our man Daedelus scattering the beats, jazz breaks, film samples, edits, loopy samples and off-the-cuff compositions even further afield, doing so with absolute whit and charm. Majestic melodies, musical song structures and fidgety, visceral rhythms define his unique compositions - he is a next generation composer best known for his deft touch with the sampler, turntable and any number of instruments in an arsenal as varied as it is nontraditional. Drawing on influences from film noir to modern hip-hop, jazz and free-form poetry, Daedelus has developed an international following with his musical curiosities, but remains firmly rooted in the L.A. underground DJ set. Having recorded for a number of well-respected indie labels and collaborated with industry luminaries Madlib, Prefuse 73, Saul Williams, Busdriver, Priest of Antipop Consortium and more, Daedelus continues to expand the boundaries of DJ composition and audio construction for a new wave of artists. Magic.