The production duo's first album will be a cassette tape as well as a stand-alone music player.
At the end of April, London and Stockholm-based duo Dadahack will release TAP3, a full-length debut that attempts to transcend both genre and medium.
The album is as much a musical effort as it is a playful comment on technological advancement. In addition to being available for digital download, TAP3 is, as its name suggests, a cassette tape, but by no means a normal one–it also functions as a digital music player, so listeners can simply plug in their headphones and hear the album. This unusual presentation is meant to both embrace and reject the digital era, harking back to a time when music was confined to a physical existence within a hand-held product.
Dadahack's preoccupation with time and technology is equally apparent in their music. TAP3 presents a pastiche of electronic sub-genres from a variety of different eras, with charging electro drums giving way to glitchy breakbeats, rushes of white noise soaring over epic arpeggios ala Jean Michel Jarre and a vaguely video game-ish vibe giving the whole thing a whiff of nostalgia.
TAP3 is the duo's first full-length to date, following up their Hellos EP from last year. Prior to cutting their teeth as electronic artists, Dadahack did studio work for a number of big names in pop and rock, including U2, New Order, Wiley and Bloc Party.
02. Burnt Fox
03. Fuzzy Dunlop
05. Pattern Recognition
06. Made In China
07. The Strong One feat. Rachel Bell
Service AV will release Dadahack's TAP3 on April 26th, 2010.