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ARTIST
TITLE
Eyes Set Against The Sun
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
WARP 150CD WARP 150CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
8/13/2007

UK-only Warp release from 2006, not issued in the U.S. "Mira Calix, former record shop manager, DJ & boundary blurring songwriter presents her third album. It's beautiful & delicate, hypnotic & uplifting. It's out-there. But it's in-here too! It features a melee of sound including strings, piano, a glockenspiel, buzzing beats, ghostly voices and a children's choir multilayered with field recordings of birds, leaves, water and snow melting. There's even the sound of an old bamboo xylophone slowly crumbling apart. Such aural enjoyment invites the listener to conjure up personal visions of the landscapes and color that inspired this magical album. Just as the pauses between & during the songs are elegantly arranged, like oxygen allowing the music to breath and come alive, so too are the three spaces, like three silent beats, used in the title of the record, 'Eyes Set Against The Sun' Chantal Passamonte aka Mira Calix is adored by the media due to her all-encompassing involvement with the arts. From gigs in planetariums to commissions and collaborations, she composes for installations, plays, dances, circuses, operas and festivals. She's quite a girl!"