NEW ALBUM THE WILDERNESS AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE TODAY
EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY UNVEIL SPECIAL VISUAL COLLABORATION PROJECT SCENES FROM THE WILDERNESS
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On what is proving to be a whirlwind release day, Explosions in the Sky ardently unveil a surprise aural and visual art collaboration, Scenes from the Wilderness. Coinciding with the release of their first non-soundtrack album in five years, The Wilderness, Scenes from the Wilderness serves as both a visual companion to the record and a stand alone art project.
The band collaborated with multimedia designers CHIPS to add movement to nine still photographs taken by EITS guitarist Munaf Rayani. Rayani has served as band documentarian for the past 16 years, and the photos he chose for this project represent snapshots from their relentless worldwide touring over that time period.
The result is a characteristically nuanced, and moving, emotional experience.
Adam Squires of CHIPS on working with Explosions in the Sky on this extraordinary project:
“We’ve been fans of EITS for years, so we were thrilled to work with them…the band gave us a folder of striking and mysterious photos from their worldwide excursions—cryptic travelogue. We chose one to go with each track, and worked with Eric Overton, an amazing animator and visual effects artist, to slowly alter and degrade it, turning it into a sort of moving painting.”
Scenes from the Wilderness is on view now at TheWilderness.space
In anticipation of today’s worldwide release of the band’s sixth album, critics are already breathlessly heralding The Wilderness as:
“stunning…a quietly masterful, emotionally rich work”—PITCHFORK
“not only a resounding success for EiTS, it’s a demonstration of just how musically agile these guys are…still fully capable of conjuring wonder and amazement.”—CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
“the most significant sonic transformation of their career”—POPMATTERS