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Sun Choir Limited Edition

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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: Transgressive North
  • ASIN: B00HRVU96K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 339,976 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Sun Choir is a full-length album written for and featuring the children of the Light of Love Children's Home by Edinburgh based art-pop collective, MARRAM. 60% of all profits from the sale of this album go to the charity Scottish Love In Action, which clothes, educates, feeds and provides medical care for destitute children in India through funding the Light Of Love Children's Home. Buying directly from the charity's Amazon account means they get more money per sale. Sun Choir features contributions from Jarvis Cocker, doseone (Anticon), Owen Pallett (Arcade Fire), White Hinterland and Scottish folk singer Margaret Bennett, alongside specially composed lyrics by Scottish writers and poets, including Irvine Welsh, Alexander McCall Smith, Valerie Gillies, and Tom Leonard. The 'Sagrada Familia' of post-rave art pop, Sun Choir is an explosive and maximalist mesh of choirs, orchestras and drums featuring more than 1000 voices, musicians, and singers from around the world. This album was produced as part of the Everything Is New project to raise funds for charity. The goal of the Everything is New project is to empower the children of the Light of Love Children's Home, many of whom have been rescued from bonded labour, child prostitution, homelessness and abject poverty. www.everythingisnewproject.com

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gannon on 21 Jan. 2014
Sun Choir is one of two releases curated by the Scottish arts community Transgressive North, the second a 29-track compilation featuring exclusive material from the likes of Four Tet, Gang Gang Dance, No Age, Dan Deacon, Bear in Heaven and Deerhoof. The proceeds from their seven-year Everything Is New project - a collaboration with Edinburgh-based charity Scottish Love In Action - will be used to clothe, house, educate and provide medical care for Dalit children at the Light of Love Home and School in Andhra Pradesh.

Each track on both releases features the 1000-strong children's choir, those on Sun Choir also benefitting from non-paid celebrity contributions. All the same, the Edinburgh-based band Marram are new to me so I don't know what they sound like without a cast of thousands. What's certain though is that if they didn't already sound like Canadian composer Owen Pallett and his lush brand of symphonic pop they do now that he's on board as part of the project.

Pallett's clash of composition and popular culture always bring the Disney classic Fantasia to mind for this reviewer and so do passages of this vibrant LP, never more so than on the dramatic "With Us Instead", which features Pallett's vocal as well as his trademark orchestral flutters that chase any notion of shadows from the busy mix. He also puts the choir through its paces with some soaring scale work, the stunning multi-voice choir elsewhere providing a hugely uplifting ethnic footprint to these Avant-pop structures - tracks like "Icarus Hope Choir" proving themselves the ideal companion for intrepid, tasteful backpackers.
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