Jónsi and Carl Michael von Hausswolff craft drone from whale and prawn recordings on new LP, Dark Morph II

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Dedicated to Earth’s oceans.

Dark Morph, aka Sigur Rós vocalist Jónsi and visual artist Carl Michael von Hausswolff, are releasing a new album, called Dark Morph II, via Pomperipossa Records this May.

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Taking inspiration from, and paying homage to, Earth’s oceans, Dark Morph II sees the duo using recordings of whales and prawns from the Pacific Ocean, alongside whale-songs recorded with hydrophone microphones, to craft aquatic drone-scapes.

“The exploitation of the oceans, in conjunction with the heavy pollution – from plastic waste to nuclear radio-activity – has to stop, and be replaced by collaborative manners co-operating with all life on or globe,” assert the duo.

Dark Morph II follows the duo’s first album – Dark Morph – released on The Vinyl Factory in 2019.

Head here for more info in advance of Dark Morph II’s 1st May release, and check out the tracklist below.

Tracklist:

Side A

1. Dive In

Side B

1. Humpback Whale Choir
2. Dark Wave