Witness the sea & sky with John Daly
John Daly is from Cork, Ireland, now relocated to Galway. For many years he has been producing music and djing. Along with releases on his label, Feel music, he has also had several successful releases on labels such as Francois K’s Wave Music. On his first album released in 2009, and called Sea & sky, Daly displays a touch that is simply magical. It was with much anticipation I awaited the delivery of his artist album and wasn’t disappointed in any way : its a deep, discoid groove for the 21st century. Some tracks are more in vein with deep house or cosmic disco, but those I prefer were the ones were he showed amazing skills on analog synths. Especially the track Exp3, (AKA 2 Sequencers Are Better Than One) which sounds a lot like Jean-Michel Jarre with its oceanic depths as he is soaring through the atmosphere. This song unfolds into peaks and valleys, or coast along the shoreline before heading for the horizon almost like classic krautrock. Very hypnosis in terms of structure. A good introduction to Daly’s work with a keen mood for chill-out vibes and evolving whirlwinds.
John Daly : Exp 3 (AKA 2 Sequencers Are Better Than One) [Sea & Sky : Wave music, 2009]