Weapon Of Beauty


2010 in 10 – EIGHT: The Knife ‘Tomorrow, In A Year’
January 21, 2010, 2:30 pm
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THIS IS THE EIGHTH OF 10 POSTS ABOUT WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2010.

The Knife are to release the studio version of the opera ‘Tomorrow, In A Year’, on the 1st March 2010.

Commissioned by Danish performance group Hotel Pro Forma to write the music for their opera based on Charles Darwin and his book ‘On the Origin of the Species’, The Knife decided to make this a collaborative process, working with artists Mt. Sims and Planningtorock for the first time, to capture the huge width of the Darwin and evolution theme. They extensively researched Darwin related literature and articles, with Olof attending a field recording workshop in the Amazon to find inspiration and to record sounds.

A couple of weeks ago The Knife released a free mp3 of the 11 minutes long ‘Colouring Of The Pigeons’ to give us a first taste of the album. Click the download button on this site http://soundcloud.com/theknife/colouring-of-pigeons to have a listen.
But do give the song a couple of listens and some time before you make up your mind. It also took me a couple of days, but now I really love the Pigeons track and I can’t wait to hear the full opera album. Opera, people! Me! Opera! There’s no more certainties in life…

Tracklist:
CD 1

01. Intro
02. Epochs
03. Geology
04. Upheaved
05. Minerals
06. Ebb Tide Explorer
07. Variation of Birds
08. Letter to Henslow
09. Schoal Swarm Orchestra

CD 2
01. Annie’s Box
02. Tumult
03. Colouring of Pigeons
04. Seeds
05. Tomorrow in a Year
06. The Height of Summer

Bonus track
07. Annie’s Box (alt. vocal)

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