Who wants to ring in the new year on the electronic wings of L.A. music producer Daedelus (a.k.a. the multi-talented Alfred Darlington)? Like the Greek mythological character he’s named after, Daedelus will build you wings (i.e. bring some trippy, experimental electronica that will make you musically high) that will allow you to fly out of exile (i.e. dance till the morning), provided you don’t fly too close to the sun (i.e. drink way too much and puke all over your date). His latest album, “Love to Make Music To” was another in a long list of Daedelus records that pushes his own boundaries of experimentation, blending swirling synths and sporadic beats with guest vocals and hand claps. Like any artist who conducts the trial and error method as often as Daedelus, the results swing from wildly successful ( “Fair Weather Friends” thrives as a “Nintendo meets The Go! Team” opener) to bewilderingly bad (off-kilter ballad “I Car(ry) Us” begins with a whisper of “I’m so high,” which was assumedly also Daedelus’ state when he put together that piece of crap). But hey, you take the sour with the sweet, and dance music this artistic more than warrants a fair shot for a killer New Year’s Eve. (Andy Seifert)
December 31 at Abbey Pub, 3420 W. Grace, (773)478-4408, 9pm. $25-$30.