Oh, happy day. After their 2006 album Silent Shout was voted in to the top 10 of our Top 21 Albums Of the 21st Century’s First Decade, the first slice of The Knife‘s opera Tomorrow, In A Year has surfaced. And it’s a free, 11 minute long download.
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 Species, The Knife collaborated with Mt. Sims and Planningtorock.
They researched Darwin related literature and articles; Olof Dreijer went so far as attending a field recording workshop in the Amazon to find inspiration and to record sounds.
The first fruits of their labour is the epic Colouring Of Pigeons, which can be had for free from The Knife’s official website now. The album follows on 1st March through Rabid/Brille.