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Skipper (Rough Trade) 1994/2000

 

 

“… resonant, compelling…”
CLASSIC CD (UK)

“Transcendent – the music of heightened perception – exquisite – brilliantly original – complex and quite remarkable – a total triumph”
DEWDROPS (US)

“… in many ways this is a three-dimensional experience … instead of songs we have something new and unique and indescribable … call them invocations … almost like a collaboration between Claude Debussy and Peter Gabriel ”
MIDWEEK (UK)

“Ireland’s foremost eclectic musical genius Daniel Figgis, creator of (the) sublime SKIPPER”
CATHAL COUGHLAN, MUSICIAN (UK/Ireland)

“… illuminated from within rather than defined from without”
ANDY GILL INDEPENDENT ALBUM OF THE WEEK (UK)

“Daniel Figgis’ SKIPPER album is the greatest musical work to come out of this country to my knowledge”
AMBULANCE, Musician (Ireland)

“… strange jumpity song/creature hybrids … an aural kaleidoscope”
LAM online

“delightful … evocative … hypnotic”
MOJO (UK)

“hauntingly beautiful”
SUNDAY TIMES (Ireland)

“flush with melody yet tirelessly inventive … something of a prodigious touchstone for the work of Irish electronic oriented composers” ”
LEAGUES (Ireland)

“The polymath Figgis  … is a jack of all trades, and master of a surprising
number of them”
LUKE CLANCY, EVENING HERALD (Ireland)

“Figgis’s hypnotic, hauntingly beautiful style defies easy categorization…”
WNYC NEW SOUNDS (US)

“SKIPPER is a work of genius, one of my favourite albums ever”
DAVID DONOHOE, Musician (Ireland)

“… hauntingly evocative ”
GUARDIAN GUIDE (UK)

“Idiosyncratic … inimitable … unclassifiable.”
THE INFORMATION (THE INDEPENDENT) (UK)

“world-beating … marvellous … hyperintelligent … full of the noise and clamour of humanity, profoundly meticulous but thrumming with child-like fun and warm absurdity … an overwhelming, surreal, delirious, happy-making stunner”
HOT PRESS (Ireland)

“It has been hugely influential on the mushrooming electronica producers in Dublin… There is also an element of the absurd in Skipper, but the intrinsically experimental album is so carefully composed that the playfulness runs through it as a current rather than an electric shock… what is so appealing about Skipper is the symbiosis Figgis achieves between almost childish tunes and slightly menacing washes. Rather masterfully, he just makes it fit.”
CANDY_issue_3 (Ireland)

“…elegant and adventurous and still way ahead of its time”
iVenus.com

“I can safely say that any time I put this on I listen to it from start to finish and that I love everything about it … I see these pieces as songs or even one entire song with movements … Some of the titles are beautiful too; like ‘Alison Creaking’ or ‘Lucky’s Bad Day’, ‘My Poor Little House Without Me In It’. It’s almost as if the titles are all the lyrics you need … WAY ahead of its time … The instrumentation is resplendent – a harmonium wheezes and creaks throughout the record. The strings, horns, guitars and mellotron  … all beautifully arranged. It really is a journey, this album. It is hypnotic and evocative, charming and challenging, so strong.”
ADRIAN CROWLEY, Musician – NOISE (Ireland)
http://wearenoise.com/index.php/2011/03/skipper-daniel-figgis-rough-trade-1995

Compilations

Wire Tapper 19

Daniel Figgis via Somadrone: 40 Shades Of Figgis
From the compilation
 The Wire Tapper 19
 The Wire Magazine, 2008

 

Wire Tapper 7

engine detail / Drool’s Holdings / Mudder / the light again / wobbly cogs
From the compilation
 The Wire Tapper 7
 The Wire Magazine, 2001

 

Synthetic Allsorts

S’Leap
From the compilation 
Synthetic Allsorts 
Frontend Synthetics, 2001

 

Splashed with Many a Speck Dewdrops Records

Timothy Cream’s Crown of Wines
From the compilation
 Splashed with Many a Speck
 Dewdrops Records, 2000

 

“complex and quite remarkable”
DEWDROPS online (US)

“an eleven minute tapestry of bliss”
SORTED MAGAZINE (Ireland)

Wire Tapper 4

Alison Creaking
From the compilation The Wire Tapper 4 The Wire Magazine, 2000

 

Miniatures 2

fail better
From the compilation 
Miniatures 2 
Cherry Red Records, 2000

 

“Daniel brings an Irish literary intelligence and contemplative quality to
his works … sitting contentedly on the fence between electronic and
acoustic music.”

MORGAN FISHER, COMPOSER, (Japan)

“fantastic”

OTHER MUSIC, NEW YORK (US)

Extract from: Lanthorn
From the compilation 
Miaow! … Cats what I call music 
Big Cat, 1996

 

“Daniel introduces a deceptive lightness of invention to areas of
contemporary music rarely noted for their grace or good humour. His works
slither back and forth between pastoral moods, pop, film soundscaping and
something darker and less readily defined”

BIBA KOPF, THE WIRE (UK)

Recomposition project

When It’s Ajar: the music of Daniel Figgis?

Various Artists:
 Recompositions based exclusively on the recorded works of Daniel Figgis 
Spitroast Records, 2003

 

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