Referring to the title of his new full-length, Daedelus explains "I not only intended as a reflection of the LP itself, but also an outlook on life." In his career as a musician, he has never settled for the "drab factory pre-sets of genre," and this album is full of experimental beats that are custom-made to his envelope-pushing tastes. Just take a look at the guest list - Inara George (The Birds and The Bee) to Baths to Bilal. They provide diverse vocals over sometimes wobble bottomed, sometimes woozy psychedelia-laced, and other times melancholic and melody driven instrumentals that consist of complex and deep layers of sounds. From one track to the next, nothing remains same or ordinary, but Bespoke as a whole comes together and "fits perfectly," a testament to the genius of Daedelus. Truly some mind-blowing stuff here - for picks, check out "Overwhelmed," "One And Lonely," "Tailor-Made," "What Can You Do?," and "French Cuffs."
reviewed by nakinboots 05/2011