Saturday, October 3, 2009

Volcano Choir - "Island, IS" Video

As I patiently wait for the webcast of Bon Iver's set from this year's Austin City Limit Music Festival to start, I can't stop listening to this track from Volcano Choir's "Unmap". A collaboration between the talented Justin Vernon (of Bon Iver) and members of the group Collection of Colonies of Bees, the first single is a good representation of the full album. Please don't expect anything as lyrically honest as Bon Iver's "For Emma, Forever Ago". Volcano Choir manage to say very little, using Justin's voice as just another instrument in a very lush and atmospheric tone. Also, don't expect any live dates soon with both bands having an already booked schedule. That might also be the reason for no actual members being in the video, instead something reminiscent of the classic game Simon.

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