Satisfyingly schizophrenic, Clue to Kalo’s third full-length release Lily Perdida is ten voices in one, all of them a different branch off the same electric folk tree. Amidst jangly guitar, mod ribbons of flute, and the voices of mastermind Mark Mitchell and duet partner Ellen Carey, ten musical perspectives on fictional character Lily Perdida emerge, each song from the point of view of a different person in her life. A post-modern frolic of keyboards, harpsichords and laptops, Lily Perdida is a gorgeous and sonically sprawling commentary on the nature of history and identity. Each succeeding track reinterprets, misreads or conflicts with the accounts that came before to collectively create an anti-portrait of the main character. The music ebbs and flows with the changing characters but never strays from the utterly satisfying sound we have come to expect from Clue to Kalo.
"Not only big, but huge, humungeous, widescreen, a 70mm assault on all your senses ... stunningly beautiful" - Lodown
"Fans of psychedelic pop-electronica can rejoice" - Everything At Once
"As impressive as it is warm and charming" - Pop Matters
"Fun and heartbreaking all at once" - Exclaim!
released January 20, 2009
Made by Mark Mitchell, with Ellen Carey, Curtis Leaver, Vic Conrad, Cornel Wilczek, Martin Butler, Emilie Flierl, and Alan Beverley. Sleeve by www.webuyyourkids.com.
Released by Mush Records, Popfrenzy (Australia), & Records (Japan).