Micropixie Releases New Album
Dark Sight of the Moon
Co-Written and Produced By Paco Serén of Spain’s Los Piratas And Featuring Rob Myers and Ashish Vyas of Thievery Corporation
The UK native, formerly Paris and now San Francisco-based indie/electronic songwriter Micropixie has released her new album Dark Sight of the Moon. Made with award-winning Galician producer Paco Serén of Spain underground legends Los Piratas, and featuring contributions from Rob Myers and Ashish “Hash” Vyas of Thievery Corporation, the record layers psych-pop instrumentation over Micropixie’s melodically deadpan vocals to create a hypnotic mix that she calls “Tripadelica.” Dark Sight of the Moon is intergalactic in scope, international in outlook, and highly personal in its invitation to the listener to step into Micropixie’s uncannily enticing world.
Dark Sight of the Moon has been acclaimed by The New York Times, Under The Radar, Cool HuntingGlide Magazine, and others. Micropixie also recently spoke with PRI’s “The World” to discuss how her music and art reflects both her own immigrant experience and that of others. The album is now available for purchase HERE.
Known in human form as Neshma Friend, Micropixie is the alien alter-ego and creative persona through which Friend’s voice finds its muse. The new record is the last chapter in a narratively-linked trilogy of albums alongside The Good, The Beige & The Ugly (2012), and Alice In Stevie Wonderland (2005). The triptych of albums tells the story of Micropixie’s journey to earth and her conflicted search for her true identity among humans, whose behavior she often finds illogical. This sci-fi journey parallels Friend’s personal reflections on her own real-world background and international heritage. Micropixie summarizes this complex interweaving of fact, fiction, and cultural politics in her animated short film, “50 Shades of Beige”.