Plus special guest – Angkorwat
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London-based singer/producer, Maria Minerva, real name Maria Juur, has just released her first “proper” album, Cabaret Cixous, on Britt and Amanda Brown’s irrepressible Not Not Fun label. It’s the usual jumble of signifiers we’ve come to expect from Minerva, and NNF in general, its valium-hazed, lo-fi house grooves and over-sexed Euro-pop mannerisms gathered under a title invokes both post-punk visionaries Cabaret Voltaire and French reminist playwright Hélène Cixous.
“When you can deconstruct the music of others so easily, and your own, then it’s kinda hard to make it at the same time,” Maria, who came to London from her native Estonia to take up a Master’s in Aural & Visual Culture at Goldsmith’s, recently told Altered Zones. “But this sounds annoying only in theory; in practice, it’s something you can actually forget about. Because the best thing about music is that it’s beyond words. It’s on the level of sensations, and it’s very easy to forget everything I’ve learned when I’m listening to or making music. That’s why I love it so much.”
Cabaret Cixous is out now; look out for a new 12″ on 100% Silk and a collaborative release with LA Vampire.
Angkorwat is a pop experiment by Niamh Corcoran [Dublin, Ireland]. starting out as a classical musician, she de-trained and started at square one, composing basic melodies on her MacBook keys. This produced interesting results. influences include hidden histories, Stendhal syndrome, Cocteau Twins, extreme moods, long wave radio Atlantic 252, synaesthesia, Chicago/Detroit, remorse, mothers, daughters.