Many songs for Ondine are like mantras, including the one sung here by Jarboe, a masterful performer whose emotionally-charged voice is a vehicle for the creation of daring, often experimental works. WILL YOU GIVE YOUR HEART (SPACE MIX) is an original composition that blends dream with reality. In it, Jarboe attempts a formal experiment by using counterphase to generate a special effect in the bony labyrinth of the inner ear. Recurring sounds and words spoken in Jarboe’s tantalising, dreamy voice keep everything softly in balance. The dream-like song to the rhythm of a waltz makes you close your eyes, follow Jarboe’s voice, and submit to her will.
“Both a mantra and a waltz – in outer space amongst the satellites.”