Artist info

Genre

Indie


band members

Caitlin Park *Live* Eliza Fawcett


Influences

The Sleeping States, The Books, The Penguin Cafe Orchestra


Bio

http://www.facebook.com/caitlinparkmusic http://www.youtube.com/user/CaitlinParkClips Not your average folktronic artist, Caitlin has single-handedly taken this genre and pulled it to the left with her abstract composition, electro-acoustic stylings and film nostalgia. Caitlin Park’s fascination with the elegancy of language was nourished by a part-time post at a cult video store around the corner from her family home. This culminated in a piece of music based on the murder plot scene in Hitchcock’s Dial M For Murder – her reverse soundtrack. Caitlin has bunkered down after releasing her highly acclaimed debut EP Warriors With Wild Hearts and, after several months spent catching sound with her field micrphone, she is ready to release her full length record... MILK ANNUAL. A sprawling, intricate and heart-warming foray into the soundscapes of old films, audio books, spoken word, and minimalistic musical arrangement, MILK ANNUAL is as much a exploration in found sound and sonic design as it is an exhibition of modern folksong construction. You will hear kids screaming, the clink of roped boats, struck matches and irregular heartbeats mixed with layered vocal sampling and overlaid by a singer with a voice that wraps you up in a warm blanket. Inspired by Steve Reich, the Penguin Cafe Orchestra, the sonic innovation of CocoRosie and The Sleeping State, Caitlin’s debut effort is an entanglement of excellent ideas. She will be launching the film clip for forthcoming single: BABY TEETH with a string of shows in August. Followed by the MILK ANNUAL ALBUM TOUR in September MILK ANNUAL will be available on Broken Stone Records, Green/MGM and iTunes this August.

Review

Reviewed by Al Newstead Al Newstead

22 Aug 2011

Triple J
50

Just lovely. The use of samples buoyed by that rich voice is proof of a masterful arranger, detailed and delightful.

Just lovely. The use of samples buoyed by that rich voice is proof of a masterful arranger, detailed and delightful.

Review

Reviewed by Richard Kingsmill Richard Kingsmill

30 Aug 2011

Triple J
40

Adding my name to the growing list of fans around here to Caitlin's joyous and smart writing. Her album is worth tracking down and investigating in full.

Adding my name to the growing list of fans around here to Caitlin's joyous and smart writing. Her album is worth tracking down and investigating in full.