Mira Calix is set to release her new 'utopia' EP on January 25th.
The acclaimed artist returns to Warp for the first time in a decade, with her new EP following ten years of mixed disciplinary work across the globe.
Out on January 25th, 'utopia' kind of returns Mira to her roots, as she readily admits:
“The past few years I’ve been making mostly installation, which I find thrilling, but the nature of my practice means I tend to work with many hands, many speakers, many materials, many musicians over long periods. It was really refreshing to make this EP, to give myself a time limit, a strict set of rules, a tight sonic palette and be fully autonomous as a writer, producer and musician.”
“In a way it’s going back to my roots, my first ever release on Warp was a 10’, but it also felt completely fresh, playful, to just build some tracks around a cinematic scene - something for friends to move to in the early hours of a louche house party!”
New song 'rightclick' is online now, and it was prompted by Utopia, a Random Acts film written and directed by novelist Adam Thirlwell.
The video follows Lily Cole and Lily McMenamy as they try to start a commune in their flat, but their free-thinking isn't matched by the cynicism of the everyday world.
Tune in below.
A2. just go along
B1. upper ups
B2. bite me
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