Sound of Ceres - The Twin LP (Ltd Bone Color Vinyl Edition)Label: Joyful Noise
The mysterious tale of The Twin, the second full-length from Sound of Ceres, exists in myriad permutations: a new album, a mesmerizing live show, videos, and Alastair Reynolds short story... and others in-between. Sound of Ceres' creative cohort of authors, composers, and illusionists traveled from a snowy Alpine retreat to the outer limits of deep space to bring you The Twin.
Ryan & Karen Hover, along with bandmate Jacob Graham, arrived at the Reykjavik studio of producer Alex Somers (Sigur RÃ³s, Julianna Barwick) with the original mixes of what seemed like more-or-less finished songs. And then they went through a different door. Guitars and harpsichords gave way to more analog synthesizers and melodic percussion. As the music's dynamic range grew wider, timbres chilled; as more layers of vocals were woven into the background, a new twin of The Twin emerged.
In concert, The Twin evolves and changes nightly; no two versions of this immersive audio-visual experience are alike. Lasers and fiber optics pierce the darkness and smoke, creating a web of ever-changing constellations. Stars, circles, and double-helixes dance around the band, bouncing off reflective costumes and outstretched hands. Responding fluidly to each unique environment where they perform, Sound of Ceres transport the audience into the heart of the great cosmos via a mystifying display of lights and effects, coupled with hypnotizing sound.