New York-based audiovisual project Sound of Ceres has traversed the Emerald Sea and surfaced with a tremendous third album. Rendered in ambitious orchestral passages and narrated by performance artist Marina Abramović, the album tells the story of how the universe comes to know itself over the course of three acts.
Emerald Sea follows two deities who trail each other through the furthest reaches of experience. There is the Universe, all that exists, voiced by Abramović. And there is Venus, transformer of matter and avatar of love, sung by the group's lead vocalist k.
"I envisioned myself journeying through these different realms -- space, the land, the sea, the heavens -- and following Marina's character," says k. "I always saw her as a shadow figure that I couldn’t quite figure out."
Through a dazzling suite of songs inspired by Maurice Ravel's ballet Daphnis et Chloé, Gustav Holst's The Planets, and Les Baxter's midcentury exotica, Emerald Sea studies intimacy on both an interpersonal scale and a cosmological one. When you receive it, when its sounds in motion light up your mind's eye, it is also created in collaboration with you.
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Sound of Ceres
Release Date (CD/Cassette/Digital): June 7, 2022
Release Date (Vinyl): August 12, 2022
- The Tower
- 2nd Star Shroud
- Sunray Venus
- The Glare
- Arm of Golden Flame
- Deeper Surround
- Handlion’s Palace
- The Fawn
- Silent Singer