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The Mirror and the Light

by Middlemarch

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1.
Visitation
2.
The Dead Complain of Their Burial (EMS : Piano Remix)
3.
4.
The Black Book (Cubus Remix)
5.
Crows (Maps and Diagrams Wave Mix)
6.
Across the Narrow Sea (Tegh Remix)
7.
8.
Angels (Rezo Glonti Remix)
9.
The Dead Complain of Their Burial (Zinovia Remix)
10.
A Painter's Eye (Darren McClure Remix)
11.
12.
Visitation (Neotropic Remix)

about

The duo of Dimitris Avramidis and Ross Baker, better known as Middlemarch, join the Carpe Sonum roster after the quietly devastating Wolf Hall, issued on Time Released Sound in 2014. This disc of remixes retains the magisterial heft and splendor of that sterling debut, with all the album’s participants building on the duo’s template while adding numerous idiosyncratic touches of their own. The opening “Visitation”, strangely enough, doesn’t really prepare you for the detached, pixillated sparsescape of “The Dead Complain of their Burial” but its cinematic vocabulary is as revealing in its own atmospheric way as its predecessor. Across the record’s timespan, the collective of remixers that includes Mick Chillage, Maps and Diagrams, Darren McClure, Ambidextrous, Neotropic, Off Land, and others wrestle with the duo’s blossoming & Budd-ing tendencies, reflecting the subtly shifting piano motifs and flurrying electronic textures in their own inimitable fashion. Chillage especially shines, as his interpretation of “A Painter’s Eye” is a thing of regal beauty. Neotropic’s post-classical side is also especially notable, as her version of “Visitation" channels a strange, quasi-glitchy/ivory-tickled hybrid, maximizing a myriad of odd warbles and Derbyshire-esque touches to produce over six minutes of pure pleasure. So rarely do remix albums succeed on their own merits; here’s one where the sum easily transcends its component parts, setting a new gold standard by which successive others will no doubt be judged.

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releases July 18, 2019

The duo of Dimitris Avramidis and Ross Baker, better known as Middlemarch, join the Carpe Sonum roster after the quietly devastating Wolf Hall, issued on Time Released Sound in 2014. This disc of remixes retains the magisterial heft and splendor of that sterling debut, with all the album’s participants building on the duo’s template while adding numerous idiosyncratic touches of their own. The opening “Visitation”, strangely enough, doesn’t really prepare you for the detached, pixillated sparsescape of “The Dead Complain of their Burial” but its cinematic vocabulary is as revealing in its own atmospheric way as its predecessor. Across the record’s timespan, the collective of remixers that includes Mick Chillage, Maps and Diagrams, Darren McClure, Ambidextrous, Neotropic, Off Land, and others wrestle with the duo’s blossoming & Budd-ing tendencies, reflecting the subtly shifting piano motifs and flurrying electronic textures in their own inimitable fashion. Chillage especially shines, as his interpretation of “A Painter’s Eye” is a thing of regal beauty. Neotropic’s post-classical side is also especially notable, as her version of “Visitation" channels a strange, quasi-glitchy/ivory-tickled hybrid, maximizing a myriad of odd warbles and Derbyshire-esque touches to produce over six minutes of pure pleasure. So rarely do remix albums succeed on their own merits; here’s one where the sum easily transcends its component parts, setting a new gold standard by which successive others will no doubt be judged.Track 01 and originals of 02–12 written, produced and performed by Dimitris Avramidis and Ross Baker, released on the album Wolf Hall (Time Released Sound / 2014).

Track 02 Remixed by EMS : Piano. Engineered by Yage at 9LW.
Track 03 Reconstructed by Off Land, 2014.
Track 04 Mulched through cubus
Track 05 Written, recorded and produced by Maps and Diagrams at Roadmap Studios.
Track 06 Tegh rework
Track 07 Remixed by Mick Chillage
Track 08 Remixed by Rezo Glonti
Track 09 Remixed by Zinovia.
Track 10 Remixed by Darren McClure
Track 11 Remixed by Nick Zavriev for Ambidextrous.
Track 12 Remixed by Neotropic.

Dimitris would like to thank: my family, Ross Baker, Lee Norris, Colin Herrick, Brian Dougans, Tim Dwyer, Peter Godfrey, Tim Martin, Shahin Entezami, Mick Chillage, Rezo Glonti, Zinovia Arvanitidi, Darren McClure, Nick Zavriev, Riz Maslen, Teo Tsalmpouris, all the Terminal Radio crew, all the artists participating in MATI Athens wildfire charity support music compilation, and my cat Leo.

Ross would like to thank: Lucy, Rosey, and everybody who contributed to this album along its long and winding inception.

Cover photo by Prioryman - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18287357

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