A few years later they began to collaborate on an electronic music project. According to Dalley, things started quickly, “We tracked my songs almost exclusively in different home bedroom studio set-ups, and I even recorded one of the songs (“Rocket”) in a college dorm room. Wanting to further collaborate and explore, I asked a few friends to sing on some tracks.” Sounds simple enough, and from there, it just snowballed. Well-known singers came and went over the years, and as the songs evolved and improved under the close care of Dalley and Shacklock, so did the finished project.
While it took a long time to actually take its final form, This Is A Landslide adds a much welcomed vocal variety and personal warmth to the all-too-cold genre of electronic music. From the downright epic choruses courtesy of The Pink Spiders’ Matt Fricton on “My My, Tennessee” to the smoky cool of Twilight Singer’s Greg Dulli soulful moan on the title track, the guest vocalists of This Is A Landslide make themselves at home on each and every track. The genre confines are quickly blurred with the swirling electronic foundation of Intramural, as each vocalist customizes their individual song to fit their singing style. All that is missing from This Is A Landslide is a “Volume 1” tacked onto the end of the album title. While it took four years to complete this record, Dalley is already hard at work on it’s sequel, with a completely different sound and lineup of guest vocalists.
Much like Dalley himself, whose restless traveling and touring was the impetus of this project, INTRAMURAL is a music collaboration that refuses to establish roots and remain still. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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