That this record remains more a curio than a definitive document is not entirely surprising – it was pieced together as a compilation of the duo’s favourite tracks from over five years’ worth of snatched studio time, music laid down in brief snippets of downtime between tours and other work.»
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warp artists mark clifford and mira calix have been good friends for a long time. during the 5 year period between 1999 and 2004, they'd meet up from time to time, hang out, drink a lot of coffee, smoke too many cigarettes, stay up all night and make some noise. the songs on 'lost foundling' come from this very loose and irregular working period. their initial plan was to come back to the tracks at some point, mix them and release them. however, they were both busy with other projects and when andrea parker expressed and interest in releasing the material on her newly established aperture label, the duo discovered it was impossible to go back and meddle in their material. mira and mark had recorded their songs on an evolutionary range of formats, whatever was to hand, and when they went to dig out the computer files, dat tapes, floppy and zip drives, they were reminded that most of these had become obsolete, in what felt like a brief decade. there was no going back. the duo selected 13 of their favourite tracks, leaving them untouched. 'lost foundling' captures a slice in time, a document of their discovery and experimentation as musicians, the songs have survived, uninhibited, tender and instinctive.
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