♫♪  Thai Elephant Orchestra - “Teak Forest Mist”

Check the track out. Those are Elephants playing. Humanities experimental noise community just got fuckin’ uppercutted by these Elephants.

From the press release:

Water Music is the third and last recording of the grand Thai Elephant Orchestra, and features fourteen elephants improvising on giant instruments in the Thai jungle. This is the “purist” CD, with no human participation (except for a traditional Buddhist prayer for the elephant spirit by a monk on one track), editing or overdubs. Experimental composer Dave Soldier and elephant conservationist Richard Lair built giant instruments for the Thai Elephant Conservation Center. The elephants improvise long pieces with them with the only human instructions being to start and stop. heir music have been widely televised and filmed, including several of the pieces on this CD, for a new documentary.

I heard Radiohead were already in negotiations to record with the Atlantic Dolphin Symphonic Laser Orchestra on their new series of online only EPs that are comprised entirely of frequencies only audible underwater or in extreme mist environs. I’m sorry for making that joke.

• Mulatta: http://mulatta.org/watermusic.html

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