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.
"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
"Hit songs from a decaying future that is much more impressive than where we are now..."
- To Eleven Blog
"A tough-but-sensual slice of modern electronica. Filtered samples struggle for breath against a stark backdrop of synthetic minimalism and doom-hop detonations, whilst glowering bass stabs circle the mix like hungry vultures. 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... Soe Paing's style is uniquely her own."
- The Skinny
Skeletal, off-world electronica, alien lullabies and creeped-out soundscapes by Scottish/Burmese producer/vocalist Fiona Soe Paing. Animated music videos for the tracks Daymoon Sun and Tower of Babel from the Tower of Babel EP, plus a bonus track of the video for Roller Ghoster available from her Bandcamp page.
Wwith thanks to Creative Scotland.
released 30 November 2012
All tracks by Fiona Soe Paing.
Animation - Zennor Alexander. Cover art - Philip Thompson. Images for Roller Ghoster from the painting No Man's Land by Heather Wilson
Mixed and mastered by Morphamish at SoundSound Studios, Edinburgh. Daymoon Sun intro. samples by Daphne Oram, with thanks to Daphne Oram Trust, Registered Charity number 1134910.