Daedelus (musician)

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Daedelus
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Daedelus performing live in 2011
Background information
Birth name Alfred Weisberg-Roberts[1]
Also known as Alfred Darlington
Born (1977-10-31) October 31, 1977 (age 37)
Santa Monica, California[2]
Origin Los Angeles, California
Genres Electronic, baroque
Occupation(s) Producer, singer
Instruments Monome, laptop computer, bass clarinet, double bass, guitar, accordion, melodica
Years active 2001-present
Labels Plug Research, Mush Records, Laboratory Instinct, Ninja Tune, Brainfeeder, Alpha Pup Records, Eastern Developments, Anticon
Associated acts The Long Lost, Adventure Time, Busdriver, Spazzkid, Radioinactive
Website daedelusmusic.com

Alfred Darlington (born Alfred Weisberg-Roberts, 31 October 1977), better known by his stage name Daedelus, is a producer based in Los Angeles, California. He is a part of the groups The Long Lost[3] and Adventure Time.[4] He is affiliated with the internet radio station Dublab.[5]

Early life[edit]

He attended the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music studying Jazz on Double Bass.[6]

Career[edit]

Daedelus released the album, Invention, on Plug Research in 2002.[7] The Household EP was released on Eastern Developments in 2003.[8] He also released The Weather, a collaborative album with Busdriver and Radioinactive, on Mush Records that year.[9]

He released the third solo album, Of Snowdonia, on Plug Research in 2004.[10] It was followed by another solo album, A Gent Agent, on Laboratory Instinct that year.[11]

His 2005 album, Exquisite Corpse, featured guest appearances from MF Doom, Mike Ladd, and TTC.[12] In the following year, he released Denies the Day's Demise on Mush Records.[13]

His 2008 album, Love to Make Music To,[14] and 2011 album, Bespoke, were both released on Ninja Tune.[15] He released the Righteous Fists of Harmony EP on Brainfeeder in 2010.[16] Drown Out, was released on Anticon in 2013.[17] His studio album, The Light Brigade, was released on Brainfeeder in 2014.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • Portrait of the Artist (2001)
  • The Quiet Party (2002)
  • The Household EP (2003)
  • Glass Bottom Boats (2004) as Adventure Time
  • Something Bells (2004)
  • Meanwhile... (2004)
  • Axe Murderation Remixes (2006)
  • Throw a Fit (2006)
  • Fair Weather Friends (2007)
  • Touchtone & FWF Remixes (2008)
  • Friends of Friends Vol. 1 (2009) with Jogger
  • Los Angeles 10x6 (2010) with Teebs
  • Righteous Fists of Harmony (2010)
  • Overwhelmed EP (2011)
  • Looking Ocean (2012)

Singles[edit]

  • "Hi-Top Fade Parade" b/w "My Petite" (2003) as Adventure Time
  • "28:06:42:12" (2004) with Boom Bip
  • "Impending Doom" b/w "Just Briefly" (2005)
  • "Sundown" (2006)
  • "For Withered Friends" (2008)
  • "Make It So" (2008)
  • "Hrs:Mins:Secs" (2008)
  • "Woebegone" (2008) as The Long Lost
  • "Amiss" (2009) as The Long Lost
  • "Impulse" (2010) with The Gaslamp Killer
  • "Sounds of Symmetry" (2011) with James Pants
  • "Tailor-Made" (2011)

Productions[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

Remixes[edit]

  • The One A.M. Radio - "Under Thunder and Gale (A Black and Blue Sky by Daedelus)" from On the Shore of the Wide World (2005)
  • Flying Lotus - "1983 (Daedelus Remix)" from 1983 (2006)
  • Busdriver - "Kill Your Employer (Daedelus Remix)" from Kill Your Employer (2006)
  • Coldcut - "Man In a Garage (Daedelus Hydraulic Remix)" from Man In a Garage EP (2006)
  • Department of Eagles - "Sailing by Night (Daedelus Floats Thru)" from Romo-Goth (2006)
  • Savath & Savalas - "Paths in Soft Focus (Daedelus Wishes You The Best Remix)" from History is Bunk, Pt.1 (2006)
  • Tunng - "Bricks (Daedelus Remix)" from And Then We Saw Land (2007)
  • Lymbyc Systym - "So We Can Sleep (Daedelus Remix)" from Love Your Abuser Remixed (2008)
  • Little Boots - "Earthquakes (Daedelus RMX)" from Earthquakes Remixed (2009)
  • John Tejada - "Imbroglio (Daedelus Reads the Definition)" from Reworked Data 95 Volume 1 (2009)
  • STS9 - "The New Soma (Daedelus Remix)" from Peaceblaster (The New Orleans Make It Right Remixes) (2009)
  • Quantic - "Undelievered Letter (Daedelus featuring Computer Jay Remix)" from Tradition in Transition (2010)
  • Nosaj Thing - "Coat of Arms (Daedelus Remix)" from Drift Remixed (2010)
  • Baths - "♥ (Daedelus' Snorelaxed Remix)" from Cerulean Remixed (2010)
  • Emika - "Drop The Other (Daedelus Fragments into a Thousand Little Pieces)" from Ninjatune XX vol. 2 (2010)
  • LDFD - "Outtacontrol (Daedelus Remix)" from Outtacontrol EP (2011)
  • Sepalcure - "Down (Daedelus RMX)" from Love Pressure Remixed (2011)
  • Gustav - "Rettet Die Wale (Daedelus' Muddled Mix-Up)" from Pudel Produkte 15 (2011)
  • Amon Tobin - "Kokuko Sosho Battle (Daedelus Remix)" from Chaos Theory Remixed (2011)
  • Slugabed - "Sex (Daedelus Remix)" from Sex (2012)
  • Open Mike Eagle - "Nightmares (Daedelus Pacifically)" (2012)
  • Sunny Levine - "No Other Plans (Daedelus Remix)" from Hush Now (2013)
  • Sister Crayon - "Cynic (Daedelus Remix)" (2013)
  • Mono/Poly - "Crew (Daedelus' Remix)" from Killer B's (2013)
  • Moors - "Gas (Daedelus Remix)" from Moors (2014)

Mixes[edit]

  • Happily Ever After (2010)
  • Exotica (2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staples, Derek (November 2, 2010). "Taking a Breather with Daedelus in Chicago". Consequence of Sound. 
  2. ^ Gitlow, Ali (September 9, 2008). "Handy Dandy: A Daedelus Interview". XLR8R. 
  3. ^ Howard, August (March 13, 2009). "The Long Lost". XLR8R. 
  4. ^ Sylvester, Nick (January 27, 2004). "Adventure Time: Dreams of Water Themes". Pitchfork Media. 
  5. ^ Schepper, Ron (October 17, 2003). "Adventure Time - Dreams of Water Themes". Stylus Magazine. 
  6. ^ Pennick, Bailey (March 29, 2013). "Don't Drop The Beat Until You See "The Whites Of These Kids' Eyes": Talking Shop With Daedelus". Filter. 
  7. ^ Siebelt, Olli (April 30, 2002). "Daedelus - Invention". BBC. 
  8. ^ Georgopoulos, Alexis (May 6, 2003). "The Household EP". XLR8R. 
  9. ^ Arnold, Eric K. (March 26, 2003). "Busdriver and Radioinactive with Daedelus". East Bay Express. 
  10. ^ Hoffman, K. Ross (December 2, 2004). "Daedelus - Of Snowdonia". Dusted Magazine. 
  11. ^ Bieritz, Erick (November 24, 2004). "Daedelus - A Gent Agent". Stylus Magazine. 
  12. ^ Dix, Noel (June 2005). "Daedelus - Exquisite Corpse". Exclaim!. 
  13. ^ O'Neil, Tim (June 23, 2006). "Daedelus: Daedelus Denies the Day's Demise". PopMatters. 
  14. ^ Slevin, Michael (May 23, 2008). "Daedelus - Love To Make Music To". The Skinny. 
  15. ^ Clarke, Paul (April 14, 2011). "Daedelus - Bespoke". Resident Advisor. 
  16. ^ Bloomfield, Philip (March 18, 2010). "Daedelus - Righteous Fists of Harmony". Drowned in Sound. 
  17. ^ Bromwich, Jonah (September 16, 2013). "Daedelus: Drown Out". Pitchfork Media. 

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