Daggy Man - Zen And The Cookie (Rescue Dog)
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posted 18 Jan 2019 by Krister Axel
It is the sound of your most private thoughts.

With the continued success of singers like Bon Iver and James Vincent McMorrow, the introspective and wistful male vocal delivery feels vital right now. Here we have the accompaniment of a very slight percussive groove, the hint of a backbeat, and a discreet use of acoustic piano.

The result of this production alchemy might remind you of Motion Picture Soundtrack from Radiohead’s Kid A: just a few different sonic themes and a lot of circularity. The trick seems to be front-loading all of the lyrical density, so that the first time you go through the song, you can’t catch it all. My main touchpoint for this one is that moment before falling asleep: land of the pseudo-conscious, where the libretto fits quite appropriately.

It is the sound of your most private thoughts.

“Dim street
lanterns on the way to
somewhere at least.”— Daggy Man

Hailing from Australia, Daggy Man is the primary musical project from Thomas Calder. This song is featured on our Rainy Day playlist.

About the Author


Krister Bjornson Axel

Morristown, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.

Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist

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