rfi : richard davis (the microhouse one)

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"bring me closer" is driving me insane w/its urban microgoth (alt: paxil-house) stylings &c. was his 02 album safety on a similar level? has he done anything new? REVERSE STRINGS IN MY HEAD GET THEM OUT.

etc, Sunday, 6 June 2004 22:41 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

is this a new track? i don't know any of his track names but the Safety disc is so fucking incredible, i piss myself when i hear it.

ken taylrr (ken taylrr), Sunday, 6 June 2004 23:41 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Safety is amazing, although not quite the same as Bring Me Closer. Which is amazing, yes. Hope and pray.

Less dark but similar is DJ Koze.

Xii (Xii), Monday, 7 June 2004 00:39 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Etc have you heard Dettinger's "Tottentanz"? It's like a darkside version of "Bring Me Closer".

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Monday, 7 June 2004 00:48 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

also teaser by lawrence,speaking of backwards sounding strings

robin (robin), Monday, 7 June 2004 02:01 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"Safety" is an excellent album, although "Bring Me Closer" is probably his best song.

But yes, the album is worth getting.

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Monday, 7 June 2004 14:14 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Mundane question: where are people getting hold of this (in the UK)? Impossible to obtain according to Boomkat (and a few others).

dh, Monday, 7 June 2004 16:59 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

[davis appears on the swayzak album, apparently]

dh, Friday, 18 June 2004 12:05 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...
New album on the way: titled: Details

on Kitty Yo

Also download free mp3 track: honest with you from the album.

The track sounds very Junior Boys to me.

DJ Martian (djmartian), Monday, 16 May 2005 16:52 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

One of the tracks samples the toms from "Sound of the Crowd"

Andy K. (ADK), Monday, 16 May 2005 16:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

goddamn that man is ugly

fe zaffe (fezaffe), Monday, 16 May 2005 17:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i think his features are enhanced a bit on the kitty-yo site, to give him that special werewolf look.

Jena (JenaP), Monday, 16 May 2005 17:14 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I can't wait to hear the new album, it should be ace.

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Monday, 16 May 2005 17:32 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Also, we have found Mark E. Smith's long lost son.

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Monday, 16 May 2005 17:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

the new richard davis disc is ace!

claires bionic arm, Monday, 16 May 2005 17:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink


etc, Monday, 16 May 2005 21:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

gawd, did i--one year ago--actually say i piss myself when i hear his Safety disc. whoa. i meant, i really, really like listening to it, with no bodily reaction other than maybe a steady head-nod

ken taylrr (ken taylrr), Monday, 16 May 2005 21:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Thanks for the link! Really digging this track.

Telephonething, Tuesday, 17 May 2005 00:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...
Okay, the new record is REALLY good.

Junior Boys comparison reasonably on the mark. I am really in the mood for this right now.

From Zero To Drunk In Twenty Dollars (nordicskilla), Monday, 6 June 2005 22:16 (thirteen years ago) Permalink


Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Monday, 6 June 2005 22:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I mean, its more of the same (as Safety, I mean), but just...fuller and more propulsive. I'm confused as to why Bring Me Closer is included. Does it not predate Safety?

From Zero To Drunk In Twenty Dollars (nordicskilla), Monday, 6 June 2005 22:29 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

wait, what, album, HUH??

strng hlkngtn, Monday, 6 June 2005 22:36 (thirteen years ago) Permalink


From Zero To Drunk In Twenty Dollars (nordicskilla), Monday, 6 June 2005 22:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink


strng hlkngtn, Monday, 6 June 2005 22:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Bring Me Closer came out a year after Safety!

"The Truth" might as well be the sequel, it's got the tradmark combo of reverse strings/druggy vocals.

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Monday, 6 June 2005 22:45 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Bring Me Closer came out a year after Safety!


From Zero To Drunk In Twenty Dollars (nordicskilla), Monday, 6 June 2005 22:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

(Michael - I have (a) question(s) to ask you, I'll try and catch you on slsk)

From Zero To Drunk In Twenty Dollars (nordicskilla), Monday, 6 June 2005 22:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

new record's incredible. i love it.

geeta, Tuesday, 7 June 2005 13:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i found the new one to be very bland on first listen.

tricky (disco stu), Tuesday, 7 June 2005 14:11 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

which was very disappointing because i love safety and "bring me closer" was one of the best moody gothic disco house singles ever.

tricky (disco stu), Tuesday, 7 June 2005 14:14 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

(slot me in with the 'excellent' contingent.)

mark p (Mark P), Tuesday, 7 June 2005 14:18 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Listen to it again, tricky!

Just a city boy, born and raised in South Detroit (nordicskilla), Tuesday, 7 June 2005 15:19 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

this is really good, but i understand where tricky is coming from

strng hlkngtn, Wednesday, 8 June 2005 10:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

uniformity is a dangerous game to play

strng hlkngtn, Wednesday, 8 June 2005 10:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

damn i meant to listen to this last night, but i got caught up in listening to old house tracks...that's kind of what i'm getting at, strongo. safety has so much more vibe (or "social energy" to steal vahid's term) than this one. maybe it's a warm v cold thing i don't know. i will listen again. i have had too much on my mind lately to really just sit, listen and enjoy music and only music.

tricky (disco stu), Wednesday, 8 June 2005 13:32 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

verdict: it's a grower like swayzak's loops from the bergerie was. my initial impression of the swayzak album was very similar to this and now i think it's really fantastic idiosyncratic record. everything. is. so. precise.

tricky (disco stu), Friday, 10 June 2005 13:15 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

new album takes a few plays before it seduces you.

bring me closer is one of the best singles ever, any genre.

dh, Thursday, 16 June 2005 10:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink


I keep hearing a snippet of "In The Air" on some BBC between programme segue.

fandango (fandango), Thursday, 16 June 2005 11:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i do love this album, but by the end the minimal materials used in its construction do seem to wear themselves out slightly. (before "bring me closer" redeems the whole thing.)

strng hlkngtn, Thursday, 16 June 2005 11:50 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
i do love this album.

dh, Saturday, 30 July 2005 18:36 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
wow wow wow. I can't believe how much this album has been slept on...

Baaderonixx and the hedonistic gluttons (baaderonixx), Thursday, 29 September 2005 07:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink

It is absolutely fantastic, it just took a long time to learn to love it as an album - best to listen to individual songs at first, and then come back to it as an album.

Jedmond (Jedmond), Thursday, 29 September 2005 16:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

i'm ready for a new album from this fella.

djh, Sunday, 13 December 2009 20:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

Is he releasing one!?

This guy is nothing short of awesome, and frankly, the world needs a shot of Richard Davis in the arm.

I curse the fact I own nothing of his.

EDB, Sunday, 13 December 2009 20:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

Dunno. But there should be one ...

djh, Monday, 14 December 2009 12:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

Richard Davis is TERRIFIC, he has great hooks. It is too bad his name is so bland. He should change his name to Richard Davis Mellencamp so we can find his music online. Also, I can't find "Safety" anywhere, I wish it were on mp3.

US EEL (u s steel), Monday, 14 December 2009 21:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

Holger Zilske and Dave DK (feat. Richard Davis Mellencamp) - You Will Find Out


Monophonic Spree (Paul in Santa Cruz), Monday, 14 December 2009 21:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

Also, I can't find "Safety" anywhere, I wish it were on mp3


Monophonic Spree (Paul in Santa Cruz), Monday, 14 December 2009 21:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

also on itunes

just sayin, Monday, 14 December 2009 21:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

New record: http://www.wordandsound.de/article/64791

Tonight I Dine on Turtle Soup (EDB), Wednesday, 12 May 2010 14:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Am ready for a new album from him.

djh, Tuesday, 24 August 2010 18:53 (eight years ago) Permalink


willem, Tuesday, 24 August 2010 19:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

I swear this dude is the most underrated producer of all 00s house.

EDB, Saturday, 28 July 2012 18:44 (six years ago) Permalink

anything worth checking out apart from 'details'? that rec accompanied a breakup so i tend to avoid putting it on these days

Crackle Box, Monday, 30 July 2012 11:26 (six years ago) Permalink

his remix of "forgive & forget" is one of the best things he's done


groovemaaan, Monday, 30 July 2012 11:43 (six years ago) Permalink

always loved that the BBC used to use a bit of of Further's Acid Relapse remix of 'In the Air' for their idents. MICROHOUSE MADE IT BIG BABY.

Blue Collar Retail Assistant (Dwight Yorke), Monday, 30 July 2012 11:52 (six years ago) Permalink

that remix is great although i'd never have guessed it was richard davis

Crackle Box, Monday, 30 July 2012 12:34 (six years ago) Permalink


Crackle Box, Monday, 30 July 2012 12:41 (six years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Aaargh. Can't find my copy of Details. Must tidy CDs.

djh, Thursday, 15 August 2013 19:02 (five years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

What happened to this guy?

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Monday, 13 April 2015 11:59 (three years ago) Permalink

He's been putting out a small number of EP's over the years on various labels and provided vocals for other people's tracks (seems like a pretty regular collaborator for Swayzak). Would love another full length, though I've never heard Safety despite (still) playing the hell out of Details so I should probably get to that first.

willem, Tuesday, 14 April 2015 14:01 (three years ago) Permalink

always wonder what happens to these guys - as far as i can tell he wasn't a young buck 10 years ago - so did he just go back to an office job?

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Wednesday, 15 April 2015 07:30 (three years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Well, microhouse this isn't

willem, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 14:48 (eleven months ago) Permalink

that's a good song!

Susan Stranglehands (jed_), Tuesday, 10 October 2017 20:55 (eleven months ago) Permalink

yeah seems he's fully embraced his DM fandom by now

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 10 October 2017 21:02 (eleven months ago) Permalink

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