Relay Recordings is an experimental music label owned and operated by Chicago based percussionist and composer Tim Daisy. Ltd edition cd and/or digital download formats available. Relay is currently only releasing material that Tim performs on or produces and is not taking submissions at this time.
Relucent - Music for marimba, radios and turntables
"This music is playfully serious and seriously inspired. It is obsessed with sonic juxtaposition, yet it is highly melodic. It wears its influences openly, yet it is refreshingly new. Born of improvisations, shaped into compositions, Daisy has written pieces that are sturdy, finely crafted morsels of musical experiences that the listener will return to again and again. —Tom Burris, Free Jazz Blog"
October Music (Vol 2) - 7 Compositions For Duet
"The second volume of a book of original music written for seven Chicago-based musicians. Each performed in a duo context with Tim on drums, marimba, and/or turntables."
Steel Bridge Trio
""It seems everything he plays is well, musical. These pieces reflect a mature composer and a sensitive player." "This is brilliant stuff." —Mark Corroto, All About Jazz"
October Music (Vol 1) - 7 Compositions For Duet
"The length of these pieces is just right. No solo overstays its welcome. No theme becomes cumbersome. In fact, they're downright lovely; perfectly suited for each duet. The track sequencing is brilliant, encouraging many repeated listening sessions. And for you audiophiles, Alex Inglizian not only captured some amazing sessions; he also managed to record and mix acoustic piano and drums perfectly. Perfectly, I say! —Tom Burris, Free Jazz Blog"
In This Moment
Mikolaj Trzaska & Tim Daisy
"This is the now. It is not their now now, it is mine. And that’s the beauty of it. This is one of the records that have the potential of opening up the moment to you, when you listen. Glad I did. —Hugo Truyens, Free Jazz Blog"
A Fine Day In Berlin
The Tim Daisy Trio
"Daisy recorded this improvised session with Norwegian pianist Havard Wiik and Australian bassist Clayton Thomas during a particularly adventurous afternoon session in Berlin. It's definitely not a standard piano trio. It's more of an experimental vehicle maneuvered by the collective spirit of the players and the moment. —Tom Burris"
Jeb Bishop & Tim Daisy
"Daisy and Bishop eschew the groove-oriented nature of some of their larger groups, namely The Engines and Vandermark 5. Old Shoulders is heavy on smart and playful extended investigations of textures and tones, of atmosphere and mood more than rhythm, aggression or melody. —Patrick Wall, freeTimes"