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BREVE DESCRIÇÃO: Nascida no Reino Unido e filha de pais portugueses, Dawn Mendonça é uma artista que se dedica à pintura, à fotografia, à escrita e à música. Musicalmente, Dawn Mendonça expressa-se através do alter ego Idiot Queen, onde explora sonoridades electrónicas, experimentando com colagens, dissonâncias e repetições.

As suas canções são lentas e sombrias e fundam-se em loops electrónicos que se misturam com samples de instrumentos acústicos, construindo estruturas rítmicas repetitivas e melodias simples, por vezes quase infantis. A sua voz fala e murmura mais do que canta, lembrando, a espaços, Laurie Anderson, Anne Clark ou Antye Greie (AGF). Amor e perda, absurdo e divino são os temas abordados por esta Idiot Queen neste seu álbum para a MiMi Records.

Em “Idiot Queen”, Dawn conta com a colaboração de Bill Rivers e Frederic Choudin nos temas “The Sun Will Set and Never Rise” e “Amour”, respectivamente.

João M. Gonçalves




DESIGN: Dawn Mendonça



REVIEWS: Dawn Mendonça is a member of a focused, small art collective know as the Idiot Society in which she reigns as Idiot Queen. While not initially sounding as a glamorous title it takes but a single listen to her latest recorded works to realize her position of royalty is a well deserved and earned one while the label of “idiot” is apparently all tongue in cheek. The musical moniker of painter, photographer, musician Dawn Mendonça, Idiot Queen, has been compared to both Laurie Anderson and Anne Clark.

As a musical artist she explores electronic sounds and dabbles in collage, dissonance and cleverly crafted repetition. The songs and musical yarns are built out of electronics, sampled acoustic instruments, looped samples, and a vocal quality closer to storytelling than singing. “Love and loss, the absurd and the divine are the broad themes Idiot Queen explores in this release for MiMi Records”
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The musical moniker of painter, photographer, musician Dawn Mendonça, Idiot Queen, has been compared to both Laurie Anderson and Anne Clark. As a musical artist she explores electronic sounds and dabbles in collage, dissonance and cleverly crafted repetition. The songs and musical yarns are built out of electronics, sampled acoustic instruments, looped samples, and a vocal quality closer to storytelling than singing. “Love and loss, the absurd and the divine are the broad themes Idiot Queen explores in this release for MiMi Records”.

Idiot Queen initially presents as having the qualities of many similar past experimental releases, primarily due to the somewhat rudimentary quality of the looped rhythms and synth patches coupled with breathy and disembodied “spoken” word. While simple in technique, the structure of her tracks are compelling enough to not fall into the realm of ridiculous retro and this release is far from a throw away effort standing far above many similar attempts within this genre’s past.
NETLABELISM (01.2013)


 

EDIÇÃO : Mi194
ARTISTA : Idiot Queen
TÍTULO : Idiot Queen
TIPO : Album
TEMPO : 44'00"
GÉNERO : Electronica


LISTAS DAS FAIXAS:

01. Quando passas por mim   [ DOWNLOAD ]
02. Rapid as a bird   [ DOWNLOAD ]
03. Amour   [ DOWNLOAD ]
04. One sorry soldier   [ DOWNLOAD ]
05. Rendering to one   [ DOWNLOAD ]
06. The Sun Will Set and Never...   [ DOWNLOAD ]
07. I Wish I Could Sing Jazz like...   [ DOWNLOAD ]
08. Banjo manjo   [ DOWNLOAD ]
09. I'm Mutable and a Mutant   [ DOWNLOAD ]
10. Perhaps in Bits and Pieces   [ DOWNLOAD ]


>> Todas as faixas   [ DOWNLOAD ]


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