Choirs of the Eye


Choirs of the Eye
Choirs of the Eye
Studio album by Kayo Dot
Released October 21, 2003
Recorded April 2002 – June 2003 at Zing Recording Studio in Westfield, Massachusetts, United States
Genre Experimental music, avant-garde rock, post-rock, avant-garde jazz
Length 55:59
Label Tzadik Records
Producer Toby Driver, John Zorn, Kazunori Sugiyama
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Kayo Dot chronology
Choirs of the Eye
(2003)
Dowsing Anemone With Copper Tongue
(2006)

Choirs of the Eye is the debut album by Kayo Dot, released on John Zorn's Tzadik Records in 2003.

Overview and musical approach

In maudlin of the Well the compositions were often "brought to life" using astral projection, a relatively New age phantasmagorical practice which involves lucid dreaming, using the unconscious mind to extract ideas, solutions, or in this case pre-conceived music from an elaborate "astral library". In art this concept can be linked back to the theories and philosophies of early surrealists such as Max Ernst and André Breton (who wrote the very first Surrealist Manifesto in 1924).[citation needed]

With Choirs of the Eye Kayo Dot denounce this songwriting technique yet continue in the same direction that motW were going with their two final albums Bath and Leaving Your Body Map. The compositions aren't songs in the traditional sense but rather "abstract movements",[citation needed] focusing on instrumental density, atmosphere and intensity.

Track listing

All music written by Toby Driver and Kayo Dot; all lyrics by Jason Byron.

No. Title Length
1. "Marathon"   10:14
2. "A Pitcher of Summer"   5:46
3. "The Manifold Curiosity"   14:28
4. "Wayfarer"   10:45
5. "The Antique"   14:41

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