Skimskitta - Mira Calix
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  • Summary: Perhaps finding "Chantal Passamonte" too dull a name for an experimental electronica artist signed to Warp Records, the former Warp publicist adopted the Mira Calix moniker prior to her 2000 debut. This is her second full-length release.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
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  1. Skimskitta is a beautiful album. It is warm and enveloping. It is full of shadows but flashes with brilliance. It is oblique, yet often familiar. It is intelligent, inventive and inspiring. And it is very hard to put into words.
  2. A fastidiously crafted and appealingly damp hour of digital earthsong. [#229, p.57]
  3. 80
    An unconventional beauty. [March 2003, p.114]
  4. This is an ambitious album that aims high but falls short.
  5. Like label mates Aphex and Autechre, this all amounts to something of a tough listen, though it is tracks like "Sixnot6" and "Distracted2" which really reward the listener willing to wade through the bleak atmospherics.
  6. Mood music in extremis. [Apr 2003, p.110]
  7. 50
    Skimskitta's refusal or lack of ability to move beyond sketchy hisses and glitches makes for a too sprawling, too unfocused affair.

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  1. ChisL
    Feb 13, 2005
    8
    Engaging,unusual and beautiful.Sounds different with every listen.