Daniel Biro ‘The Comparative Anatomy of Angels’ (2020 Remaster)
Compositions inspired by the surreal world of French poet Jean Cocteau. (2020 edit and remaster)
The Sterling String Quartet: strings
Having grown up in the south of France where Cocteau lived and worked, I returned there to produce this album in collaboration with the CIRM (Centre International de Recherche Musicale) in Nice.
From the haunting a-capella voices of the title piece to the pulsating electric guitars of ‘Beba in White’ and from the minimalist string quartet textures of ‘With These Gloves You Will Enter Mirrors Like Water’ to the solo electric piano ‘Strange Attractors’ interludes, this music is a homage to Cocteau’s magical worlds of mirrors and angels.
Original album released in 1996
This is the definitive version edited and remastered by Daniel Biro.