Tomorrow, in a Year is a coldly overwhelming record built on algorithms Dreijer spent two years tinkering with, modelled on both field recordings made on a trip to the Amazon, and Darwin’s own scientific data. Save for a few sparks at the end, Tomorrow, in a Year doesn’t romanticize or even demonstrate affection for its subject, and nor should it. In dispassionately reflecting just a fraction of nature’s pitiless immensity, it must stand as one of the most extraordinary records of our times.»
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the knife release the studio version of the opera 'tomorrow, in a year', in collaboration with mt sims and planningtorock. 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. there are long stretches of deeply experimental music reminiscent of inspirations like meredith monk and karlheinz stockhausen. there are also moments of singing that recall the work of equally-as-important reference points klaus nomi and diamanda galas.
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