|Pop music: I love it when it is eclectic and unpredictable, where the influences seem to come from everywhere at once and you’re sitting there wondering what will come next. Clue To Kalo is a group put together by one individual, who brings in friends to compliment the sounds coming out of his mind.|
What I hear on Lily Perdida (Mush) are sounds that sound like late 60’s and early 70’s pop, with lush and tight arrangements and the kind of playful instrumentation you really don’t hear anymore. The fact that these songs could fit on some hippie road film and an episode of Schoolhouse Rock at the same time shows the power that Mark Mitchell has with his music. He, along with vocal partner Ellen Carey, paint delicate pictures mixed with porcelain blue, brown, orange, and sweet purple and they caress it in the ocean by surfing the colors and coasting into the sunshine of tomorrow, or at least that’s the music that inspired what I just said. Mitchell and Carey use their voices and lyrics to tell a story told by different people in a story, which you can read in the liberetto as you listen to the music. The narrative is interesting, for while it is sung from the perspective of each character, the narrator (who has his own song) seems to pop up throughout the lyrics as if a metaphorical voice-over, to help the listener figure out where he or she is in the storyline. What you end up hearing is also what you help create in your mind, it is very much mind music, Clue To Kalo have been called cinematic by a number of critics and I can see why. Their music is the kind that leads to great mental films, as you are able to hear different textures which helps created different landscapes. You “see” trees, you see a lake in the fall as it slowly turns to ice, you see an old Victorian house, you see yourself in the mirror growing eerily load, and yet all of that is in your mind, coming in through audio content.
This is the kind of pop that is too clever, but I think there are enough clever people who will want to make this their own. They may be too clever and will want to not share it, but that’s the price one has to pay for music as satisfying as this. Share, but only so far. - This Is Book's Music