Neither Speak Nor Remain Silent

by Fovea Hex

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    NOTE - Download includes 3 PDF documents featuring original cover art and performance/production credits for the 3 orginal eps; Bloom, Huge and Allure

    «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)
    «...EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS WITH ITS ALIEN-MORPHED TRADITIONAL MELODIES AND DELICATE COUNTERPOINT. THE RECORDING QUALITY IS MAGNIFICENT, THE SONGS ARE PERFECT. WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO SAY?" .»
    (Paris Transatlantic)

    Among the participants are Michael Begg, Carter Burwell, Roger Doyle, Brian Eno, Roger Eno, Robert Fripp, Percy Jones, Cora Venus Lunny, Donal Lunny, Andrew Mckenzie, Sarah McQuaid, Hugh O'Neill, Colin Potter, Lydia Sasse, Laura Sheeran, Clodagh Simonds and Steven Wilson.
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  • Neither Speak Nor Remain Silent - 3CD Set feat. the original eps; Bloom, Huge and Allure in beautiful embossed digipak sleeves

    NOTE - this purchase includes a free download of the digital album "Neither Speak Nor Remain Silent" in a format of your choice

    The set includes the 3 eps that comprise "Neither Speak Nor Remain Silent" - Bloom, Huge, and Allure. Here the set is available in original embossed digipak sleeves.

    "The music carries as much strength and emotion as Simonds' voice does......the effect is devastatingly moving" (brainwashed.com)

    "...haunting and cathedral-like, but at the start tethered in more traditional structures with harmonium, zither and strings setting up the mood before dissipating into the gossamer of treated guitars, tonal harmonics and ambient drones. Fripp's beguiling guitar theatrics on "Long Distance" nicely underscore Simonds' climactic vocal incantations....before settling into a beautifully charged and vocal-less epiphany of melancholy and fragility...." (Aquarius Records SF)

    "If Emily Dickinson had ever been allowed to make a record, this is probably what it would have sounded like.....the point of contact between worlds" (Wire Magazine)

    "3 jaw-dropping tracks that recall a mix of This Mortal Coil, haunted folk, lysergic classical.....a beauty!" (Rough Trade)

    "...truly an astonishing work....Huge is an absolutely stunning release which I urge people to get on board about." (Brainwashed.com)

    "Clodagh Simonds, her sweetly freezing voice halfway between Nico and Clannad's Maire Brennan, paints light-grey clouds and mourning solitude highlighted by a beautiful use of found sound and peculiarly mixed instruments...the recording quality is magnificent, the songs are perfect. What else is there to say?" (Paris Transatlantic).

    "...spectral chorales around emotionally charged siren songs" (Aquarius Records SF)

    "....spellbinding ambience and eerie pagan beauty" (Another Music NYC)

    "...rarefied, abstract beauty - Bloom also recalls the cryogenically frozen "sublime" of 80s 4AD ethereality" (Stylus Magazine)

    "Down-to-earth otherworldliness...the singer's got such a knack for marrying traditionalist tropes and melodies with up-to-the-minute-after-this-one experimentalism that you'd think she was born with eternity in her gut" (Seattle Weekly).
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“GORGEOUS...” (BOOMKAT)
“..A COMPELLING LISTEN” (TEXTURA)
“...THIS REALLY IS SPECIAL” (ROUGH TRADE)
“SOME OF THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY SONGS I'VE HEARD IN YEARS” (BRIAN ENO
“SIMONDS'LYRICS ARE POWERFUL — HER SINGING IS WROUGHT WITH EMOTION” (BRAINWASHED)
“...SPECTRAL CHORALES AROUND EMOTIONALLY CHARGED SIREN SONGS” (AQUARIUS RECORDS SF)
“...HAUNTING WASHES OF SOUND...HER VOCALS ARE BEAUTIFULLY PURE THROUGHOUT” (RECORD COLLECTOR)
“...SPELLBINDING AMBIENCE AND EERIE PAGAN BEAUTY. I CAN'T STOP LISTENING TO THIS.” (ANOTHER MUSIC,NYC)
“...RAREFIED,ABSTRACT BEAUTY — BLOOM ALSO RECALLS THE CRYOGENICALLY FROZEN "SUBLIME” OF 80S 4AD ETHEREALITY” (STYLUS)
“SIMONDS' TRANSPARENT (GLACIAL?) VOICE SINGS THE MARROW OF THREE DIAPHONOUS SONGS WHOSE HARMONIC CONTENT IS ALL DIM LIGHT AND NEAR-UNDETECTABLE MOVEMENTS....” (PARIS TRANSATLANTIC)
“...A STERLING ASSORTMENT OF AMBIENT, HIGH-DENSITY DRONES, ALL OF WHICH ARE SUBTLY BOUND BY SIMONDS' SONGCRAFT AND CRYSTALLINE, FOLK-DERIVEDVOCALS.......A VOICE THAT ONE COULD HAPPILY DROWN IN FOR HOURS.” (PITCHFORK)
“LISTENING ON HEADPHONES ALLOWS THE UNALLOYED PLEASURE OF ENCOUNTERING THE CUT CLARITY OF SIMONDS' VOICE. FOVEA HEX'S SONGS MOVE SLOWLY, BUT THE JOURNEY THEY DESCRIBE IS ACUTE IN ITS DETAIL AND COMPLETELY REWARDING.” (WIRE)
“DOWN-TO-EARTH OTHERWORLDLINESS......THE SINGER'S GOT SUCH A KNACK FOR MARRYING TRADITIONALIST TROPES AND MELODIES WITH UP-TO-THE-MINUTE-AFTER-THIS-ONE EXPERIMENTALISM THAT YOU'D THINK SHE WAS BORN WITH ETERNITY IN HER GUT." (SEATTLE WEEKLY)

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released October 10, 2010

Among the participants are Michael Begg, Carter Burwell, Roger Doyle, Brian Eno, Roger Eno, Robert Fripp, Percy Jones, Cora Venus Lunny, Donal Lunny, Andrew Mckenzie, Sarah McQuaid, Hugh O'Neill, Colin Potter, Lydia Sasse, Laura Sheeran, Clodagh Simonds and Steven Wilson.

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