|MH-238 Clue To Kalo - One Way, It's Every Way
Written and recorded in Adelaide, Australia during a two-year period of great personal change, and finished on a four-month adventure in Brooklyn, USA, One Way, It's Every Way is Mark Mitchell's second record as Clue To Kalo. Designed as a musical palindrome, the album is an unabashedly ambitious, surprisingly celebratory meditation on death. Instrumental contributions from old and new friends, as well as elements of classic folk, lo-fi rock, and bedroom electronica, are all taken out of context and remade as a ten track set thick with overloaded melodies, multi-part harmonies, and literate language. One Way, It's Every Way is a stunning development for Clue To Kalo both musically and lyrically.
|A serious contender for 2005's best record - Scissorkick / Extraordinarily unassuming, gorgeous release - Stylus / A master of counterintuitive pop arrangements - Chord / Will pull at your heartstrings and carry you back to nostalgic places in the best of ways - Metro.Pop
|Aussie Mark Mitchell's explorations of the Byrds and bedroom electronica culminate in One Way, and the results are metaphorical and filled with superlatives, like a 'best of' list compiled on deadline by an individual who instead wishes to be out gorging himself (himself, myself, whoever) on delicious ice-cold beers. Mitchell's romps are through dimly lit, dampened fields at dawn, layered to great extent with vocals upon sunny vocals, guitar, thick organ chords, and occasional programmed beers. I mean "beats." - Prefix