Thus Owls Black Matter EP on Limited Edition 12" Vinyl
This EP steps off the path to examine Thus Owls' core from a new vantage point by engaging new sounds, new collaborations and new artistic relationships. Recorded at home and in friends' spaces, and ultimately tied together with one new collaborator, Pierre Girard at Planet Studios, the EP format allowed the band to start fresh and go deep: "...to focus on something smaller with any kind of detail and perfection you like..." says Thus Owls's Erika Angell.
Finding liberation in the shorter arc, Thus Owls set out to write a handful of songs and almost ended up with a full-length album despite their plan. This 30-minute, 6-song journey reveals uncharted approaches with respect to instrumentation, as well as deep contributions from drummers Liam O'Neill (Suuns) and Stefan Schneider (Bell Orchestre, Luyas) and striking string arrangements by Daniel Bjarnason (Sigur Rós, Efterklang, Ben Frost). The shifting perspective is not just felt sonically - you can see these movements reflected in Karl Lemieux's (Godspeed You! Black Emperor!) incredible artwork as well.