Clive Mitten details his new album Suite Cryptique

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Former Twelfth Night bassist and C:Live Collective mainstay Clive Mitten has announced details of his upcoming new album Suite Cryptique, subtitled Recomposing Twelfth Night 1978-1983, which will be released in March.

The new album sees Mitten orchestrally re-imagining Twelfth Night’s music, taking themes from many of the tracks from that period and reworking them in a classical style to produce something entirely new.

“The two-hour album comprises cinematic orchestral recompositions of all of the material contained on the band’s three seminal albums (from the period) plus a few live favourites that never made it on to an album,” explains Mitten. “It is in my ‘post minimalist’ style. That is minimalism in the context of huge orchestral forces and big melodies, which I acknowledge is an oxymoron…”


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