Release Date: Mar 15, 2005
Record label: Mush
Daedelus' fourth album finds the Santa Monica-based producer at the peak of his considerable powers. Exquisite Corpse is a near perfect blend of the densely packed, sample heavy, nearly symphonic electronica and off-kilter hip-hop that the last three albums have featured. The main difference here is that for the first time a Daedelus record is loaded up with collaborations; MF Doom, Prefuse 73, Mike Ladd, French rappers TTC and Laura Darling among others, and while a few of them add some luster to the proceedings (MF Doom unspools a typically unhinged rap on the hilarious "Impending Doom," Mike Ladd drops a typically heavy rap into the melancholy and political "Welcome Home") for the most part the guests don't add or subtract much from the sound of the album.