Estonian Euro-beat enchantress Maria Juur aka Maria Minerva has had a lively 2011 already ? releasing a chic suite of glamour-pop abstractions via her debut, Tallinn At Dawn, as well as a sultry, sideways bedroom disco EP (Noble Savage) on 100% Silk ? and it?s still summer. But time is money and money talks (or something) so rather than let a hot streak go cold Ms. Maria has crafted a fresh 11-song dream ride down fascination street, which we?re pumped and proud to unveil: Cabaret Cixous. Apparently there?s a tradition/inside joke amongst a fringe strain of Estonian bands where you have to name yr album something with ?cabaret? in the title, but regardless of one?s knowledge of this micro-custom, Cab Cixous is a gorgeous, gauzy thrill, slip-streaming from cracked-crystal karaoke pop singles (?These Days,? ?Ruff Trade,? ?Soo High?) to slow-motion synth-washed ballads (?Lovecool,? ?Spiral?) to radical miscellzanies (the alien soundsystem banger, ?Laulan Paikse Kaes,? a cellphone-fidelity Abba cover, etc) and beyond. A beautiful, bizarre record, full of the weird vision and hazed-out soulfulness that?s everything we love about music. Black vinyl LPs in jackets with retro-CGI landscape art designed by Estonian visualist Ronald Pihlapson, plus a full-color insert. Edition of 700.
Maria Minerva: Cabaret Cixous
These Days Maria Minerva 2'50''
Pirate's Tale Maria Minerva 5'48''
Luvcool Maria Minerva 5'35''
Once Upon Maria Minerva 2'34''
Honey Honey Maria Minerva 2'17''
Laulan Paikse Kaes Maria Minerva 4'19''
Soo High Maria Minerva 3'11''
I Luv Ctrl Maria Minerva 3'36''
Favourite Song (Italo Interlude) Maria Minerva 1'40''
Spiral Maria Minerva 3'19''
Ruff Trade Maria Minerva 4'14''