The Los Angeles-based producer, born Alfred Darlington, has spent the last 15 years creating a dreamworld of gleaming synths, disembodied vocals, and off-kilter drum programming that feels far more human than its electronic construction may suggest. His creative versatility is reflected by a fascinating discography, released on essential labels including Plug Research, Mush, Ninja Tune, Anticon and Brainfeeder.
Knowing his globally acclaimed live shows push the limits of musical performance and technology, we couldn't wait to discuss sound and science with Daedelus at Sónar Barcelona, whose reaction to hearing the Nuraphone for the first time ignited a discussion of the simple beauty of hearing and perceiving sound.
I decided to listen to a track I wasn’t intimately familiar with — I wanted to listen to something new, with new ears... and when I turned it to the personalised mode… Even now just thinking about it, I'm hit by this emotional moment — this button… I didn’t expect that.
Watch the In Conversation video to hear Daedelus discuss his thoughts on the Nuraphone, and glimpse his stunning Pantopes show.
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