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ARTIST
TITLE
Eleven
FORMAT
CD

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KIR 012CD KIR 012CD
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RELEASE DATE
6/5/2012

UK electronic musician Mr Fogg returns in 2012 with his second full-length, the follow-up to 2010's debut Moving Parts. That record saw him shooting a self-directed video live in Trafalgar Square, performing on the hour every hour for four days in his pop-up Fogg Shop, and springing a full marching band on audiences at Reading and Leeds festivals. So, when he sat down in January 2011 to write the music that would make up his second album, Fogg didn't take the easy route. Instead, he set himself the target of writing and recording 20 new songs in five months. This new approach saw field recordings of improvised rhythms, melodies and lyrics reconstructed and brought to life in Fogg's Oxford studio, before the finishing touches were added during three trips to Valgeir Sigurðsson's (Björk, Feist, múm, Maps, Bonnie "Prince" Billy) Greenhouse Studios in Reykjavik. The result is an album that sees piano, strings, brass and organ breathe life into precise, intricate and sometimes brutal electronics. And -- crucially -- the artist's distinctive, emotive voice ensures that this is electronic music with a human, beating heart.