Interview With Dan Le Sac
THOU SHALT ALWAYS MAKE COLLABORATIVE ECLECTRONICA
Born Daniel Stephens, Dan Le Sac dropped his debut solo album (Space Between The Words) this week to critical acclaim. He has always been an astute and often original craftsman and has varied his previous output with Scroobius Pip (see his intraview here), laying down everything from lad-house to alt-rap to nightmarish soundscapes. His debut follows suit, featuring eclectic guest appearances from electro-folker Merz, anti-folker Emmy The Great, poet Joshua Idehen, regular tour support B. Dolan and up-and-comer Sarah Williams White.
With Space Between The Words Dan Le Sac proves that he’s a lot more than simply the bloke behind the bloke with the beard. With this album he has created a smart, zingy debut that is one to file alongside Metronomy, Hot Chip and Field Music as a sharply individual snapshot of modern pop’s endless possibilities. He’s utilised his guest vocalists to such a remarkably varied and interesting extent that Pip’s superlative way with a lyric is barely missed. Why not download Play Along (Mine Our Arc Remix) here to catch my proverbial drift. You can also see the video for Caretaker below.
Check out the photos below too. As Dan says: “Originally I shot on film but to save time took it to Boots instead of sending it to a proper lab. Sadly Boots decided to lose the film in its entirety so I re-shot them on my phone.” There’s a moral here folks, but I’ll be damned if I’m going to spell it out for you.