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Expanding their duo into a sextet with the addition of strings (Sara Parkins, Maggie Parkins), piano (Sylvie Courvoisier) and voice (Maja Ratkje), Ikue Mori and Zeena Parkins have created a compelling and varied soundscape inspired by fairy stories the world over.

Phantom Orchard Ensemble (Parkins / Mori With Ratkje / Courvoisier / Parkins / Parkins)
Through The Looking-Glass

Phantom Orchard Ensemble (Parkins / Mori With Ratkje / Courvoisier / Parkins / Parkins): Through The (Tzadik)

Label: Tzadik    
Released in: USA    

"Expanding their duo into a sextet with the addition of strings, piano and voice, Ikue and Zeena have created a compelling and varied soundscape inspired by fairy stories the world over. Combining plucked and bowed strings, sinuous vocals, driving percussion and Ikue Mori's trademark electronics into a balanced and unified whole, Through the Looking Glass is a kaleidoscope of exotic and beautiful sonorties filled with drama, mystery and a modern orchestral sweep. Three years in the making, Through the Looking-glass is Phantom Orchard's most ambitious and accomplished production yet."-Tzadik

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Product Information:

UPC: 702397400325

Label: Tzadik
Catalog ID: TZA-CD-4003
Squidco Product Code: 19212

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack - 3 panel
Recorded at EastSide Sound in New York City, on October 18th and 19th, 2013, by Marc Urselli.


Sylvie Courvoisier-piano

Ikue Mori-electronics

Zeena Parkins-acoustic harp, electric harp, celesta

Sara Parkins-violin

Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje-voice, electronics

Maggie Parkins-cello

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Track Listing:

1. Luminous Fairies 4:19

2. Goblin Spider 9:27

3. The Little Mermaid 3:01

4. The Snow Queen 2:22

5. Alice In Wonderland 5:11

6. Kaguya 4:07

7. Snow White 3:32

8. Hedgehog In The Fog 4:28

9. The Beauty And The Beast 6:55

10. Psyche And Cupid 3:20

11. The Ugly Duckling 2:25

12. Sleeping Beauty 1:30

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