|Hailing from Adelaide, Clue To Kalos Mark Mitchell blends a lo-fi acoustic-folk aesthetic with laptop-based production in which technology is the means rather than the end. Lashings of layered melodies, elemental textures and multi-tracked vocals highlight a range of influences and solidify the fact that Clue To Kalo is first and foremost a songwriter. Satisfyingly schizophrenic, Clue To Kalos 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 Mitchell and guest 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, sonically sprawling take on history and identity, reinterpreting, misreading and conflicting while the music ebbs and flows with each character.
Inventive without being inaccessible, Clue To Kalo has established himself as a singular artist of extraordinary scope and depth office and this shines through on Lily Perdida.
In addition to shows in Aus and Japan, Clue To Kalo has toured the US and Canada, was a featured artist at Mush, CMJ and SXSW showcases, and has shared stages with the Greenhornes, Willowz, Death Cab For Cutie and Caribou. - Bolachas Gratís