Jagjaguwar just annouced the forming of a super group of the indie sort. Volcano Choir combines Collection of Colonies of Bees and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver. With Collection of Colonies of Bees being strictly instrumental and Vernon’s amazing voice this type of collaboration was in the mail.
Jagjaguwar explains the collaboration like this
While entirely a studio record, the collection doesn’t suffer from a digital pile up or over-thinking. Rather, it breathes and convulses in equal measure, radiating an inherent dynamism found only in the voluntary bondage of intimacy. With influences ranging from David Sylvian and Steve Reich to Mahalia Jackson and Tom Waits, it might be more accurate to say the group’s influence is music itself. You can hear it in the care and real love generously applied to each moment of Unmap. With the vibe of some intimate backwoods gospel, plus a spirit of patience and thoughtful repetition, the music of Volcano Choir is as dynamic as it is lovely.
Jajaguwar will release the projects for album Unmap on Spetember 22nd.
1. Husks and Shells
3. Island, IS
5. And Gather
6. Mbira in the Morass
7. Cool Knowledge