Airdrawndagger

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Airdrawndagger
Studio album by Sasha
Released 2002
Recorded 2001
Genre Ambient, house, progressive house, breaks
Length 68:25
Label Kinetic Records, BMG
Producer Sasha, Charlie May, Junkie XL
Sasha chronology
Communicate
(2000)
Airdrawndagger
(2002)
Involver
(2004)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 64/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media 2.5/10[3]
URB 3.5/5 stars[4]
Mixer 3.5/5 stars[5]
Music Emissions 3.5/5 stars[6]
Alternative Press 4/5 stars[7]
Resident Advisor 5/5 stars[8]
Progressive-Sounds 9/10 stars[9]

Airdrawndagger (or ADD for short) is an album by Sasha. It was released in 2002 by Kinetic Records and BMG. It also featured appearances from Charlie May and Junkie XL. The term "air-drawn dagger" was used in Macbeth to characterize an emotional outburst. The album has a very different sound from Sasha's other work, such as the Xpander EP.[10] Its tone is far more atmospheric and relaxed compared to Sasha's other dance mixes.[11][12] In an interview with Dupspot (March 2013) Sasha stated that the production of this album had relied heavily on use of the Roland JD-800 and the Waldorf WAVE synthesizers, describing them as "the sound of Airdrawndagger".[13]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Drempels" – 1:23
  2. "Mr. Tiddles" – 4:53
  3. "Magnetic North" – 5:17
  4. "Cloud Cuckoo" – 8:26
  5. "Immortal" – 4:54
  6. "Fundamental" – 9:13
  7. "Boileroom" – 7:04
  8. "Bloodlock" (featuring James Holden) – 7:53
  9. "Requiem" – 6:08
  10. "Golden Arm" – 5:45
  11. "Wavy Gravy" – 7:29

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/music/airdrawndagger/sasha
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  4. ^ An impressive artistic debut. [Oct 2002, p.96]
  5. ^ The album will wear thin on short-attention-spanned listeners who need their dance albums dosed with a bit more variety. [Aug 2002, p.79]
  6. ^ http://www.musicemissions.com/artists/albums/index.php?album_id=261
  7. ^ Its sweeping cinematic scope and all-instrumental tracks recall the lushness of Orbital in their prime. [Oct 2002, p.86]
  8. ^ http://www.residentadvisor.net/review-view.aspx?id=442
  9. ^ Progressive-Sounds review
  10. ^ Hopwood, Christian (2002-11-20). "Sasha - Airdrawndagger". Retrieved 2008-08-07. 
  11. ^ Jones, Simon (2002-07-03). "Sasha "Airdrawndagger"". Progressive-Sounds. Retrieved 2008-08-07. 
  12. ^ Battaglia, Andy (2002-09-23). "Airdrawndagger". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2008-08-07. 
  13. ^ "Sasha @ Dubspot - Full Live Streaming Workshop Rebroadcast! 'Involver 3′ w/ Ableton Live". 6 March 2013. 

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