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»The starlit nocturnes of Fovea Hex bind electronics, drones and voices into song-spells that are untimely in the best possible sense; their intimacy and raw emotional power feel centuries old, but the experimental sound-design can be shockingly modern.« (Matmos, Drew Daniels)
»Some of the most extraordinary songs i’ve heard in years« (Brian Eno)
»If Emily Dickinson had ever been allowed to make a record, this is probably what it would have sounded like« (The Wire)
FOVEA HEX continue to be one of the most intriguing phenomena in contemporary music. Clodagh Simonds visionary ensemble has developed an enviable cult status both in Europe and the United States, have performed at the personal invitation of David Lynch in the gardens of the Cartier Foundation in Paris and have attracted the free and willing participation of a genre and generation hopping rollcall of A-list luminaries including Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, Carter Burwell, Donal Lunny, and Steven Wilson, as well as a who’s who of the electronic avant-garde including Roger Doyle, the Hafler Trio, William Basinski, Colin Potter and Michael Begg.
The frequently claimed “impossible to categorise” tag applies well to Fovea Hex. The songs are dominated by a voice that’s too strong to be deigned ethereal, but remains too otherworldly to file alongside more conventional female singer-songwriters.As Drew Daniels of Matmos observed »The starlit nocturnes of Fovea Hex bind electronics, drones and voices into song-spells that are untimely in the best possible sense; their intimacy and raw emotional power feel centuries old, but the experimental sound-design can be shockingly modern.«
Words cannot decribe how glad we are that A L’ARME! constitutes a rare opportunity to experience the full ensemble of FOVEA HEX: Clodagh Simonds (voice, keyboard, harmonium), Michael Begg (electronics, keyboard), Colin Potter (mix, electronics), Laura Sheeran (voice, various instruments), Cora Venus Lunny (viola) and Kate Ellis (cello).