MP3 K.I.A. - Sonorous Susurrus
SONOROUS(tracks 1-11):uptempo/dance ala Groove Armada, Moby, Bjork; SUSURRUS(tracks12-22):downtempo/chillout ala: Air, Cafe del Mar, Massive Attack, Buddha Bar... electronica with dub,world,folk,blues,pop elements;CDx2 priced as one
22 MP3 Songs
ELECTRONIC: Pop Crossover, ELECTRONIC: Down Tempo
*NOTE: All tracks are available for individual purchase digitally from iTunes, Napster, etc.
"Susurrus is a minimal, melancholy affair and very https://www.tradebit.comorous is dance hybrids--good electronic dancehall and dubby house" -EXCLAIM!
"Stylistic hybrids abound--for example, "Rise Up" is a pairing of a tranquil reggae track with placid vocals by a member of St. Michael''s Boys Choir" Top 5 Hit List -EYE
"...Electronica that takes in world music, dub, folk, pop, breakbeat techno, hip hop, blues, angels, ''microdancehall'' and ''acapellatronica''..the two discs are split into ''downtempo'' (Susurrus) and ''uptempo'' (Sonorous)...which one is best depends on how you feel..." -STYLUS
"FOUR STARS. Sheer brilliance. Haunting vocals...Top ten CDs of the year" -THE GLOBE & MAIL
"FOUR STARS. Breaks, house, reggae, exotic vocals--a cd that warrants repeated listens" -MONTREAL GAZETTE
Kirby Ian Andersen has been producing eclectronica under the nom-de-tunes K.I.A., as well as Shinjuku Zulu, since 1998. On his three commercial releases, the vocals--all recorded by K.I.A. with many different singers--range from being used as accent (almost as an instrument) to being front and center with full-on chorus/verse constructions.
K.I.A. is also an accomplished and well-reviewed visual artist, exhibiting since 1988. He apllies this visual sense to the music, which gives his songs a very cinematic feel. This quality has led to his tracks (''Nevermine'', ''Housin'''', ''Howdydaomaori'',''Dubmarine'', etc.) being licensed to film and t.v. productions airing on MTV, CBS, Fox, UPN, WB, etc., from "The Shield" and "Felicity" to "The Real World."
K.I.A. has lived in Tokyo and Los Angeles, and currently resides in Toronto.
1) Sonorous Susurrus (CDx2)
2) Adieu, Shinjuku Zulu
as shinjuku zulu:
3) Shinjuku Zulu