Dailey – Is This Love?
A peer into the heart and soul of a man. This is the deeply expressive approach to music that I have always appreciated and held dear. In a lot of ways this record reminds me of our own reissue of Lang Cook's She's Hot With 2,000 Watt's. Dailey's approach is a bit more wholesome in it's exploration of the heart, searching for an understanding of the heart. Like Lang, Arnold wrote all the music and recorded almost every instrument on the record through overdubbing sessions. The spoken word on 'Inspiration' is quite wonderful and all the tracks have an interesting mix of instrumentation, often using a drum machine as the backbone. 'Keep the Faith' is our pick for the dancefloor, there's no distractions on the instrumental, just deep groovin funk.
From the label:
Arnold Glenn Dailey arrived in Washington, DC by way of Norfolk, VA, founding his first vocal group when he was 19. From there, he learned how to play the guitar, and when 1980s DC struggled with a boom in the illegal drug trade, Dailey turned to his music as therapy -- teaching himself how to play nearly every other type of instrument. When it came time to develop his own album, “Is This Love?”, he pulled from his multi-instrumentalist background and built most of the tracks by simply overdubbing himself. It’s an engrossing synth-filled journey into the soul of the man who meticulously designed a foundation of love and inspiration to drown out the problems surrounding him. Anyone with an appreciation for positive energy, uplifting modern soul, or love vibes, will more than likely discover that this LP fills a hole in their heart they didn’t even know was there. The title track will certainly satisfy any daytime DJ need, and “Keep The Faith” is ready-made for late night playlists.
Limited Edition of 500
Officially Licensed by Federal Green Records