1 Daymoon Sun
2 Tower of Babel
Three tracks of skeletal, off-world electronica by Fiona Soe Paing.
The TOWER OF BABEL EP is accompanied by a limited edition DVD of music videos by New Zealand animation artist Zennor Alexander.
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Soe Paing and Zennor's previous collaborations have been screened on The Arts Channel on Sky TV New Zealand, as well as at film festivals including Digital Fringe Melbourne and NEON digital arts festival Dundee.
Fiona has performed the 'live cinema'-style set with the projected animations at venues including Auckland Art Gallery, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art and with the National Theatre of Scotland.
In early 2012, Fiona was granted funding through Creative Scotland to make new work, and two of the new tracks are included on the TOWER OF BABEL EP.
TOUR DATES are planned for 2013, starting off on February 15/16 at Aberdeenís very first festival of electronic arts at the Lemon Tree and Club Snafu, and a follow-up EP of remixes by Black Lantern Music artists including Morphamish and Texture, is planned for the spring.
Fiona Soe Paing interview @ The Electronic Music Experiment
"Seriously left-field electronica - I love it, it's effective - Rob Da Bank would be proud."
- Ally McCrae, BBC Radio 1: Introducing
"A tough-but-sensual slice of modern electronica... Soe Paing's extraordinary vocals are really what separate these tracks from the pack... these artfully multitracked performances convey urgency, ecstasy and a haunted sense of dislocation."
**** - The Skinny
"Inhabiting the same territory as other big game players such as Memory Tapes, Four Tet and Fever Ray... but also adding something wholly unique...starkly minimal yet lushly layered, eerily haunting yet evocatively sensuous and simplistic in outlook yet complex in execution."
- Sadie Marren, Quotidian Times
"Like watching a snake slowly moving; youíre drawn to itís movements but wary of itís venom... What Iím hearing are hit songs from a decaying future thatís a lot more impressive than where we are in itís scope. This is the music I hear when reading Neuromancer or Virtual Light."
ďStylish, elegant and sinister...obscure electronica, minimal beats and exotic voice merge seamlessly with animated visuals to evolve into a multi-media artwork."
- New Zealand Herald