Tuesday, June 26, 2012
"Dagda's Arp EP is the first collaboration between European musicians Zoë Blade and PIG. These low tech mixes are a stark contrast to the forthcoming album's clean versions, replacing the glossy softsynth parts with a multitracked Doepfer A-100 for a grittier, raw feel. From clangourous homebrewed drums made out of repurposed household objects, to modular analogue synthesiser parts, to bittersweet orchestral strings, this is a quirky, innovative release that spans a wide range of sounds. It is unashamedly amateur and experimental, proving once more that passion and experimentation win out over received wisdom."