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.
Tim Daisy & Erez Dessel
"Open Spiral documents a set of duo improvisations between new to Chicago pianist and composer Erez Dessel and veteran percussionist Tim Daisy. Six open ended tracks exploring a wide range of sounds and gestures from intricate textural landscapes to full force free jazz cacophony. Recorded one sunny afternoon in December at The Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago."
Kyle Bruckmann, Tim Daisy, Phillip Greenlief & Lisa Mezzacappa
"Semaphore is a new band organized jointly by Chicago drummer and percussionist Tim Daisy and long-time friend and collaborator Kyle Bruckmann (oboe, English horn, electronics.) Rounding out the quartet are two pillars of the San Francisco Bay Area contemporary music scene: bassist Lisa Mezzacappa and tenor saxophonist Phillip Greenlief."
"Fusing collage and abstraction, textures, and melodicism, Opaque is the latest solo effort by Tim Daisy, utilizing marimba, percussion, turntables, glass, and found sounds. MIxed and edited at Madhouse Studios, Evanston, IL."
Tim Daisy & Mark Feldman
""Having left New York earlier this year, violinist Mark Feldman is a significant new Chicago transplant. He debuted at Elastic with a solo concert, but this time he was joined by drummer Tim Daisy for a spirited performance. At his most whimsical, Daisy can build a frenzy of percussion instruments. He adroitly used his ride cymbal to spur his partner and provide momentum. When in call-and-response mode, the violinist displayed some relentless inquisitiveness. Both musicians undoubtedly delivered one of the most uplifting performances of the festival, Feldman delving into dance territory often betraying klezmer roots, whose jauntiness kept popping up. A highlight occurred when the violinist got into a high-pitched serenade while Daisy provided a minimalist backdrop with an assortment of cymbals and gongs. Feldman resorted for the first and only time to pizzicato when the duo brought their collaborative effort to a stark close." -Alain Drouout, Downbeat Magazine"
Light and Shade
Tim Daisy & Ikue Mori
"Light and Shade is the latest release by Chicago based composer and percussionist Tim Daisy. A selection of material recorded on various instruments reconstructed, reimagined, and remixed by NYC based electronic musician Ikue Mori. A remote collaboration shaped during a unique moment in time."
Bristling Duets (2021)
Vasco Trilla & Tim Daisy
"Duos between chicagoan percussionist and composer, Tim Daisy and Vasco Trilla, one of the most active, versatile, and creative drummers of the Barcelona scene."
Loop Language (Relay Digital 012)
Kyle Bruckmann & Tim Daisy
"Bay area oboist and composer Kyle Bruckmann and Chicago based percussionist Tim Daisy continue their two decades long musical partnership with a set of electro - acoustic duo compositions and improvisations inspired by the visual art of Annabeth Rosen. "