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Mira Calix - absent origin

Mira Calix - absent origin

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Release Date 05/11/2021
Format LP
Label Warp
Catalogue Number WARPLP341


absent origin is the latest album by multi-disciplinary artist Mira Calix via Warp Records.

'Like Duchamp, I had started out wanting to, 'make an album, or box, of approximately all the things I produced'. In the end, I realized - as much as a collage is the coupling of two or more realities, it also offers the means to examine the materials and culture of an era, questioning and expanding its borders.' Mira Calix

Every song on the album was created by applying a different collage process relating to a different visual artist, spanning the history of collage to contemporaries of the practice. The sonic materials are subjected to a myriad of processes; layered, synthesised, constructed and assembled into electronic melodies, textures and complex, frisky dance rhythms that are constantly shifting in surprising ways. absent origin employs collage to make sense of the current moment of displaced voices, disjunction and political unrest.

Tracklist

1. a mark of resistance
2. there is always a girl with a secret
3. silence is silver
4. bower of bliss
5.wooddrifts
6. nkosezane - 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘮𝘺 𝘥𝘢𝘥𝘥𝘺
7. like Jenga (only it reaches all the way to the sky and it’s made of knives)
8. doggerland (between the acts)
9. fundamental things
10. fractions fractured factions
11. i’m in love with the end
12. surrender
13.GARGLE (command V)
14. dishàng shuãng (edit)
15. transport me 
16. an infinite thrum (archipelago)
17. the abandoned colony collapsed my world

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