Daedelus & Laura Darlington are the Long Lost


The next project in Daedelus’ prolific career will be The Long Lost, a project he has promised for the past few years.

Set for release on March 3 via Ninja Tune, The Long Lost is a full collaboration with his wife Laura Darlington. She has had a hand in most of his projects, from designing the artwork for his first major album Invention to adding vocals for a track on last year’s Love to Make Music To. (She also sang on both of Flying Lotus’ albums). The Long Lost, however, marks their first joint release. It’s not exactly hip-hop, but then again, Daedelus’ music rarely is.

Cue the bio snippet:

The Long Lost consists of high-school-sweethearts turned husband-&-wife Alfred (a.k.a. Daedelus) and Laura Darlington. Both hail from Santa Monica, California, where they met in the high school orchestra – he on double-bass and she on flute – and became partners in the ballroom dance club.

After 4 years apart, they formed The Long Lost during a renewed courtship in 1998. In contrast to the avant-electronics and hip-hop aesthetics of Alfred’s music as Daedelus, The Long Lost is a union of two songwriters & producers with a penchant for sad sounds and delicate, electro-acoustic melodies. These two hopeless romantics make psychedelic lullabies for lovers and the lovelorn.

A fascinating and utterly individual project, The Long Lost take the subject of love away from the cliches and hackneyed wailing of the mainstream and reconnect it to those strange and uncontrollable emotions we’re all so in thrall to.

  • 1. “The Art of Kissing”
  • 2. “Amiss”
  • 3. “Sibilance”
  • 4. “Overmuch”
  • 5. “Past Perfect”
  • 6. “Ballroom Dance Club”
  • 7. “Siren Song”
  • 8. “Colour”
  • 9. “Regrets Only”
  • 10. “Cat Fancy”
  • 11. “Woebegone”
  • 12. “Finders Keepers”
  • 13. “Domestics”
  • 14. “Awash”

Download: “The Art Of Kissing”

Download: “Woebegone (Flying Lotus’ Luckiest Charm Mix)”

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