An absolute gem of a record revived by Portland’s Musique Plastique, Daedalus is the score to a deeply moving avant-garde production of the Greek myth that toured the Belgian theatre circuit in 1986. Director Guy Cassiers worked with developmentally disabled actors, telling the classic fable through movement rather than dialogue. Colman’s score utilizes a “pop-concrète style by incorporating sampled squeaking balloons, environmental recordings, tuned percussion, drum computer, and voice to accompany the traditional small chamber instrumentation.” The music is wonderfully bright, playful, and filled with innocent joy, but also sophisticated in its arrangement and instrumentation. Recommended for fans of Music from Memory, Nuno Canavarro, Roberto Musci.
Recommended – Full Listen
Tags: Avant-Garde / Minimal / Reissue / Theater