DADALA NOW

An ensemble operating outside the usual chain of cause and effect, dadala straddles dualities: live or collage, "intentional" vs. "coincidence", improvised/composed, familiar and strange. The additions of sonic alchemist Loopy C and multi-instrumentalist Frank Dunlap were key elements in the emergence of  the new dadala beginning with the album 'Spaghetti Wall' (2011). Starting in 2014 dadala's sound was further expanded with input from new contributors Erocnet, Darius and brass-lines, and in 2016 Paul Mimlitsch joined the lineup. 

It So Happens

dadala 'It So Happens' album cover

  The Opening - If I Remember - Bufferstring - It So Happens - All The Best - Ask Me Again Next Time - Steeltale - Note to Passengers - Exponential Spring

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The Ides of March with Paul Mimlitsch

dadala 'The Ides of March with Paul Mimlitsch' album cover

  The Ides - Moving Parts - Surface Tension - Fear of Haystacks  - Talk About the Whether - Trouble in Section X - At The Leaving Star Lounge - Euclid's Ukulele - March - The Bush Organ - Preaching to the Choir

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Expanding Talk

dadala 'Expanding Talk' album cover

  Expanding Talk - The Dying Days - Bitcross - Sandflakes  - Magnet Birds - Tantalizing the Sandman - From Red to Green All Yellow Dies - Fretless Freak Jazz - Poem Box - Shapetoy - Radio Memory

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Hedgerows 2

dadala 'Hedgerows 2' album cover

  Red Toe Hedgerow - Opus F13 Hedgerow - New Hedgerow - March of the Hedgerows - Rizzo Hedgerow  - Oral Machinist Hedgerow

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Death-Defying Feats and Illusions

dadala 'Death-Defying Feats and Illusions' album cover

  Balancing Act - When I Snap My Fingers - Playing With Fire - The Twisting Tree - Secret Passage  - Don’t Stand Too Close to It - Shadow Puppets - The Hidden Chamber - Do Not Attempt - The Box - Detritus

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with brass-lines

dadala 'with brass-lines' album cover

  White Oval - Red Star - Blue Triangle - Prismon - Al's Birthday Party (Black Square)

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with Erocnet 2

dadala 'with Erocnet 2' album cover

  Jazzmannen Går Igen - Spegelvägg & Kristaller - På Vägen Fram - Ett Meddelande - Förhoppningar  - En Vän, Ett Minne - Under Ytan - Outgrundlig Resa - Harkranken - En Sommarbris - Vi Ses Igen

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Everything Got Something Wrong With It

dadala 'Everything Got Something Wrong With It' album cover

  Hopsquatch - Part 1: A Town on the Coast - It Could Be - Sunglass - Vasco Was Here  - That Was Some Scene, Man - Part 2: Flash Flood - You Do What You Must - Part 3: It Always Comes to This - Heretic Vortex - Mind It Now - Border Town - Until Next Time

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with Erocnet

dadala 'with Erconet' album cover

  I Could Not Forget - The Cabin - The Basin - The Investigation  - Sour Soup - Wind Wine - Back in the Cabin - Two Sides of the Same Coin - Table Ballet - Said and Done

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Taco Tuesday

dadala 'Taco Tuesday' album cover

  Reclining Stroll - Comes Down To It - The Silver Lining Before the Tunnel  - Give It to Me, I Give It You Back - Dance for Venus and Jupiter  - Backspace - Last One Through - Tea With The Alchemist - Give Me a Moment - You Could See Mars That Night - By Dusk We Knew

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Nov 2013 LA sessions

dadala 'Nov 2013 LA sessions' album cover

  Negotiations - Face Off - Skirmish - What Have We Done? - Contrition - Chop Chop - Wait a Second - What Was It Again? (with Vasco Morais) - Encore (with Vasco Morais)

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Whirled World

dadala 'Whirled World' album cover

  Something in the Wind - Dotting the Connections - All I Needed to See - Whirled - Dust Garden - Travels of the Separated Twins - On the Porch Swing Watching Them Fly - There All Along - Smell the Coffee

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Fauralimba

dadala 'What the Wind Blew In' album cover

  Dream No Go Way - Finger Myth - Urgent Cloud - What He Said - Through The Trees - Food & Wine Garage - Racing Around Architecture - The Hour - Fauralimba

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Return to Tastewater Lake

dadala 'Return to Tastewater Lake' album cover

  This Far Again - Scattering and the Structure of Hadrons - The Inevitable - Isn't Your Fault - Return to Tastewater Lake - You Don't Want To Know - Eternal April - Recognition - CZ Razor - I Love the Sweet Boy

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Here Somewhere

dadala 'Here Somewhere' album cover

  Folks - Here Somewhere - Still Works - Motorik Solstice Spasm - Strange Bedfellows - The Attic - Travailoscope - His Hairiness Trip

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Near Normal

dadala 'Near Normal' album cover

  Box of Ash 1 - Salamander Pyramid - That Night with the Canyonites - Sawdust Beach Clarinet Trio - Plunge - Etc Etc Sax Trio - Windter Blows - She Shot Me in the Head - Klank-N-Bass - Box of Ash 2 - Pianohair

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Just Look in My Head

dadala 'Just Look in My Head' album cover

  Station - Is It Worth It? - Rubberchance - Just Look in My Head - Summit - Lost Shoe - Half Life - Dark Middle - Laboratory Z

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What the Wind Blew In

dadala 'What the Wind Blew In' album cover

  What the Wind Blew In - A Walk in the Park - Tell Them Joe Was Here - Homunica - Angels in Heaven Put On a Show About Hell - After Hours - Eternal July, Eternal Mirage - Coming to Grips - Looking for Trouble - Plasma Doctor Disappears - Tootles

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Trails

dadala 'Trails' album cover

  Trails - Come Out From The Table - In the Shadow of the Artifact - As Is - Notes - Nina Should Be Waiting - Bodystairs 3 - Let Me Explain Something To You - If We Can Just - Sam Waterston as The Indian

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Baktun Mementos

dadala 'Baktun Mementos' album cover

  Mean Business - Count the Cars - On the Corner - Taken Out to a Ball Game - May Day Eve - Animal Compassion - Behind the Scenes - Cross Currents

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Bodystairs

dadala 'Bodystairs' album cover

  Stranger In Shadow Town - Bodystairs 2 - Frequent Flyer - Bodystairs 1 - Travel By Night - The Trial - No Problem - Ok we made it this far - The Truth Came Out - What They Didn't Find

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Club Valyermo Sessions

dadala 'Club Valyermo Sessions' cover

  Club Valyermo Sessions 115 - Club Valyermo Sessions 121 - Club Valyermo Sessions 103 - Club Valyermo Sessions 95 - Club Valyermo Sessions 89

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Hedgerows

dadala 'Hedgerows' cover

  Hedgerow 85 - Hedgerow 64 - Hedgerow 71 - Hedgerow 50 - Hedgerow 141

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Tall Tales

dadala 'Tall Tales' album cover

  The Outskirts - Mixoq & The Farmer's Wife - Secret Sauce Ceremony - The Day The Night Was Day - The Asymptotic Parade - It Might Have Come From the Bazaar - The Villagers Never Knew - Don't Turn Around - Hotel Caligari - We Can't Keep Our Hands Off You Either

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Oct 2010 LA sessions

dadala 'Oct 2010 LA sessions' album cover

  The Holidays - If You're Happy - Tricky Treats - Ramadindin - Leap Day - Festival of Fries - Observing The Cycles - Lightning Shoe Luci - Have Another Year

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Valyermo & Lime

dadala 'Valyermo & Lime' album cover

  Parts 1-9

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Spaghetti Wall

dadala 'Spaghetti Wall' album cover

Spaghetti Wall – Hard Hive Entanglement – Black Jimmy Jam – Radiorope – Fever Garden – Around the Bend – No Broken Glass – Nostalgia – The Modicum – Post 

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FREE DOWNLOAD SINGLES

Smith Smith Versus The Shadow Robots (with Billy Shaw)

Fractal Folk Bebop

Let's eat breakfast all day

No one will know a thing

Found in the Basement

jopyjazz 2

dadalajam

Snowman Must Die

Stringalong (with The GoodLuck Boys)

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TRANSITIONAL DADALA

The albums 'candy fish barrel' (2007) and 'picnic' (2009) represent the cusp in dadala's transformation into a more band-like entity, settling into a smaller group of regular contributors and including material recorded specifically for dadala's use.

picnic

dadala 'picnic' album cover

night of the squid – artifact – lavalamp elaboration – on the other hand – house alone – johann variations 2 – picnic

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candy fish barrel

dadala 'candy fish barrel' album cover

candy fish barrel – swamp glitch reverie – dabossala – how long have i been asleep? - badger trumpiterations – wits' end – chapel perilous – now and then

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EARLY DADALA

Originally dadala was a collage of pre-existing recordings combined/rearranged/remixed by RDunlap. The first album 'recycles' (2004) was produced entirely from RD's early recordings (solo works and collaborations from the previous millennium, many of which were already tape collage, remixes and/or overdubs). Subsequent albums included more and more source material contributed by an eclectic and eccentric assortment of artists encountered by RD on the internet.

dreams

dadala 'dreams' album cover

tabula juice – siren song – east lands silent – japanese robot nipples – holler hat – mirror – ridge – cuttlephant – lost aether mine – le vruug – illusion – uchuu apsu 

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current

dadala 'current' album cover

behold, a desperate horse – weddle medley – do you know the way to san diego – johann variations – sea monster's solitude – string signals – sedimental journey – hi ho – jopyjazz – prairie trance 

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summertime with Billy Shaw

dadala 'summertime with Billy Shaw' album cover

sea of eyes – sky pie – congo bananica – peeling the onion – the affair at tastewater lake – dawn make me do that – aeroflux variation – hidden things – trunks 

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the mullinax continuum

dadala-the mullinax continuum

the mullinax continuum 1-3 were created from various recordings by Pilesar, including some from his album 'Function Creep' and some featuring sax played by his friend corpsefinger of Mosquito Death Squadron.

the mullinax continuum 1 (pilesar's rainy day)

the mullinax continuum 2

the mullinax continuum 3


continues

dadala 'continues' album cover

squarepeg rondo – effect & cause – nukordian and skree – try again – afterthick – head out on the highway – something on the porch – danceface – jamjar blues – grasshopper's revelation 

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recycles

dadala 'recycles' album cover

ghost grinder – shake hands – sax with dogs – brane forest – cloud chamber music – the secret life of gravel – tales entwined – the jerking trundle 04 – cabin fever – whence it comes – reprise

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FREE DOWNLOAD SINGLES - EARLY

starspangled roland  simple superimposition of ‘Roland 1978’ and ‘Star Spangled Town Planner’ by Phenotypo.starspangled roland picture

oy tape   from 'yes darling, but it is not art', 'oy robinson' and 'spektrikon' by the glad hand, 'Pastel Painting' and 'Tape Track Lights' by Vedette

pattern shuffle   from material by Johann Meier and a Michael Chocholak-RDunlap duet

you have realized reality  bonus track to 'recycles' album

dadala radio (shuffled stream of full catalog)

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Reviews

"The guys never stop creating music and thank god because it is some of the most original material I have heard... an organic experience that fans of experimental free jazz will fall in love with." The Even Ground

 

ain't yo momma's minimalistic electronic improvisation... The soundscapes are vast and lonely, begging for 
exploration and discovery... an impressive statement to art's defiance in the face of geographical 
separation... Fans of free jazz artists such as The Chicago Art Ensemble and Sun Ra should take the time to 
check this one out."

"...you wouldn't even know it if these guys were conjoined quadruplets when listening to the album... this ain't yo momma's minimalistic electronic improvisation... The soundscapes are vast and lonely, begging for exploration and discovery... an impressive statement to art's defiance in the face of geographical separation... Fans of free jazz artists such as The Chicago Art Ensemble and Sun Ra should take the time to check this one out."  The Even Ground

 

"The atmosphere of the songs is adventurous and carefully composed. Bodystairs is a beautiful CD in which jazz, electro-acoustic music and soundscapes come together and enter a fascinating amalgamation... accessible elements associated with abstract sounds."  Vital Weekly  

 

"...guitar played in a loop with a moving sax like a jumping bird. Or like a lullaby of a kind of tones and sounds which are coming up and fading away. Spaghetti Wall is a beautiful experimental album in which different musical worlds melt together in a pleasant bath of structured improvisations."  Vital Weekly

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