Canon Blue Shares
“Onyx” Jamie Lidell Remix
Album Lasso Yo coming out
on Temporary Residence
About the remix Canon Blue’s Daniel James says, “While I was making my first Canon Blue record Colonies I had Jamie’s record Multiply on repeat. Ever since then I’ve watched him move from record to record in the insanely singular way that only he can. He’s a constant source of other worldly ideas, spontaneous sonic leaps, and a joy that carries along with it a beautiful obsession with music and art. My favorite remixes are when the original song is completely inverted, twisted and folded in on itself creating something completely new – That is exactly what Jamie has done with ‘Onyx.'”
Lasso Yo is the third full-length from Canon Blue, the alter ego of producer-songwriter, Daniel James. It’s been over a half-decade since Canon Blue’s previous album, the Efterklang and Amiina-augmented orchestral pop opus, Rumspringa. Six years can feel like a lifetime, and James knows that all too well, and he tells the whole story on Lasso Yo.
Conceived during increasingly long periods of isolation caused by increasingly intense bouts of anxiety and depression, Lasso Yo weaves those difficult personal struggles into a lyrically earnest and musically rich collection of songs. Produced, performed, and recorded by James at Taylor York’s (Paramore) house, and mixed by John McEntire (Broken Social Scene, Yo La Tengo, The Sea and Cake), this is not only Canon Blue’s most personal record, but also his most profound.
For what was undoubtedly a challenging, cathartic record to make, Lasso Yo achieves a kind of weightlessness that betrays the heavy load it carries. It’s this dichotomy that gives the album a curious magic, an unlikely transcendence spawned by an uncomfortable confrontation between James’ past and present, and the new shape it gives his future.
Lasso Yo will be released in the UK on 3rd November via Temporary Residence.