Kira Kira

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Kira Kira
Our Map To The Monster Olympics

out: 27.06.2008

Kira Kira: Our Map To The Monster Olympics

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Our Map To The Monster Olympics

Kira Kira is a constant enigma- extremely hard to define and almost impossible to anticipate. As a founding member of Icelandic art collective Kitchen Motors, she has been a pivotal figure in contemporary Icelandic music, composing music extensively for theatre, dance and film and creating a myriad of sound and film installations everywhere from Beijing to New York. Taking a particular interest in blurring the lines between music and visual arts Kira will appear in castle towers, gallery spaces or curious hidden places and create lasting images of singing black holes, dueling smoke machines and exploding cassette tapes across the globe.

Our Map to the Monster Olympics is a twisting, sometimes terrifying, often glorious and touching kaleidoscope of a record. Swarms of fragmented voices mouth melodies through home made microphones while contact-mic´ed kalimbas fight for breath in seas of beautifully damaged technicolor, granulated shotgun beats fire from sniper positions in foreboding atmospheres- AND YET armies of glockenspiels, brass and casios remind us that everything will, in fact, be ok-

Our Map to the Monster Olympics was recorded in Iceland and Finland and draws on a host of collaborators including: Alex Somers (Riceboy Sleeps), Samuli Kosminen (múm, Hauschka), Eiríkur Orri Ólafsson (múm), Hilmar Jensson (Alas No Axis) and guitarist Pétur Hallgrímsson (Emiliana Torrini, Kylie Minogue) and Sin Fang (Seabear) who sings with Kristín on Bless.

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