February 10, 2010

Mira Calix - One on One (1999)

The wife of Sean Booth, one half of a little electronic group called Autechre. Her first full album, One on One seems to follow the output of Autechre during that point in time, but with just a bit more of an organic feel to it. The actual production rating is quite high, and it should be so, considering who her husband is. Songs like "Skin With Me" and my personal favorite "Sparrow" are great examples of Ms. Booth's penchant for organic and nature-based sounds, mixed in with abstract rhythms that hang tight enough to still tap your feet to. For people who couldn't stand Ae's genre-breaking sounds of Confield, but enjoyed how LP5's rhythms sounded, this would be a great release to check out.

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