Stream Dark Morph – Dark Morph Album
Dark Morph is a new group which comprises of Sigur Rós’ Jónsi and Swedish composer Carl Michael von Hausswolff, delivers debut album titled “Dark Morph“.
The two began who began collaborating last summer aboard a research ship called Dardanella, and the album features their hydrophone and field recordings of humpback whales, bats, shrimp, and, naturally, dark morph herons.
“While we were on the boat I started to take the recordings, manipulate them and mutate them into drones or other types of musical functions — so we could use the sounds as instruments for building compositions. We decided, “Let’s try not to have them sounding too much like real sounds, let’s turn them into something else.” When I had done some drones, some long tones out of a bird or something, I gave it to Jónsi and he started to peel off certain types of melodious things, and then play it to me. And then we started to just throw the ball back and forth.”
They had earlier shared the first single off the project titled “BEKA YALO”, which got thousands of fans demanding more and also placed things in motion for the new self-titled album.
eight-track effort was developed as part of a fellowship and residency program at TBA21-Academy, an organization “dedicated to fostering a deeper understanding of the ocean through the lens of art and to engendering creative solutions to its most pressing issues.” Incorporated throughout are field recordings of humpback whales, bats, dark morph herons, and other creatures which were collected at the Vanua Vatu Reef in Fiji.
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02. URA DARDANELLA
03. BEKA TOVUTO
07. BANI MANUMANU
08. BEKA YALO