Real Name:
Alfred Weisberg-Roberts
Alfred Darlington isn’t your average cookie-cutter musician. From how he looks (early Victorian Dandism), to how he makes music, to how he expresses himself and views the world, his is a very individual, a ‘bespoke’ outlook.

Alfred was born in Santa Monica in 1977 to an artist mother and psychologist father. Musical from very early on, as a child he was classically and jazz-trained in a number of instruments, but his interests were broad and varied – less a prodigy than a renaissance boy whose obsessions ranged from Greek legend to the mountains of Wales. As a 15 year old he finally persuaded his parents to take him to the Principality. Whilst in a YMCA in London he flipped the radio dial, found a pirate radio station and taped some UK rave and hardcore. “It was my first ‘Eureka!’ moment in music,” he says.

Back in the US he joined local rock bands, jazz bands and ska bands, which he enjoyed but felt limited by,too. At home he was listening to Warp, Ninja and your harder electronic stuff. He started DJing out the more leftfield side of drum and bass and making his own rudimentary productions. They were meant to be drum & bass but they kept turning out different and from his outsider’s experiments his own style was born. He chose the name Daedelus as he had a childhood obsession with invention, and what was he doing, after all, if not tinkering and fiddling and experimenting like the “gentleman inventors” of old?

Daedelus Discography


PH34 Daedelus Her's Is > [sic](CD, Album) Phthalo PH34 US 2001 Sell This Version
PR340202LP Daedelus Invention (Album) Plug Research PR340202LP US 2002 Sell This Version
MH-218 Daedelus Rethinking The Weather (Album) Mush MH-218 US 2003 Sell This Version
MH-215 Busdriver & Radioinactive With Daedelus Busdriver & Radioinactive With Daedelus - The Weather (Album) Mush MH-215 US 2003 Sell This Version
PR44CD Daedelus Of Snowdonia (Album) Plug Research PR44CD US 2004 Sell This Version
LI004LP Daedelus A Gent Agent (Album) Laboratory Instinct LI004LP Germany 2004 Sell This Version
ZENCD 102 P Daedelus Exquisite Corpse (Album) Mush ZENCD 102 P UK 2005 Sell This Version
MH-245 Daedelus Denies The Day's Demise (Album) Mush MH-245 US 2006 Sell This Version
ZEN142 Daedelus Love To Make Music To (Album) Ninja Tune ZEN142 UK 2008 Sell This Version
APRDC-022 Daedelus Live At Low End Theory Alpha Pup Records APRDC-022 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
ZENCD169 Daedelus Bespoke (Album) Ninja Tune ZENCD169 UK 2011 Sell This Version
none Daedelus Drown Out (Album) Anticon none UK 2013 Sell This Version
BFDNL048 Daedelus The Light Brigade (Album) Brainfeeder BFDNL048 US 2014 Sell This Version
BFDNL058 Kneebody & Daedelus Kneebody & Daedelus - Kneedelus (Album) Brainfeeder BFDNL058 USA, Canada & Europe 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

EMN 015, EMN-015 Mia Doi Todd / Daedelus Mia Doi Todd / Daedelus - Dublab Presents Freeways(7") Emperor Norton, Emperor Norton EMN 015, EMN-015 US 2001 Sell This Version
001 Daedelus Portrait Of The Artist(12", Ltd) Distill 001 US 2001 Sell This Version
PR400208 Daedelus The Quiet Party (EP) Plug Research PR400208 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
EASTDEV 005 Daedelus The Household EP (EP) Eastern Developments EASTDEV 005 US 2003 Sell This Version
LI001EP Daedelus Meanwhile (EP) Laboratory Instinct LI001EP Germany 2003 Sell This Version
MH-027 Daedelus, Boom Bip Daedelus, Boom Bip - 28:06:42:12(7", Ltd) Mush MH-027 US 2004 Sell This Version
PR 52 Daedelus Something Bells(12") Plug Research PR 52 US 2004 Sell This Version
ZEN12 171 Daedelus Impending Doom / Just Briefly (Single) Ninja Tune ZEN12 171 UK 2005 Sell This Version
APR-013 Daedelus Throw A Fit EP (EP) Alpha Pup Records APR-013 US 2006 Sell This Version
ZENDLS 118 S Daedelus Sundown (Single) Mush ZENDLS 118 S UK 2006 Sell This Version
PH45 Daedelus Axe Murderation Remixes(2x12") Phthalo PH45 US 2006 Sell This Version