German Experimental Jazz/Krautrock project Malo Moray & His Inflatable Knee launch LP pre-orders and first single “The Clouds, They Move So Slow” from upcoming album “Atolls” due out on September 19, 2023. Purcgase and Stream the track on Bandcamp:
The artist says on the track:
“I am really stoked to introduce THE CLOUDS, THEY MOVE SO SLOW to you!
This first release from my upcoming album ATOLLS encapsulates what fascinates me so much about Music and the human existence:
Such as clouds, Music is untouchable, but clearly present and can have such a strong impact on us. Music and clouds are pretty much resonances on varying layers of energy – just as we people are. Resonances in a specific moment in space and time.
THE CLOUDS, THEY MOVE SO SLOW captures that feeling of oneness in 24 minutes of improvised music between Ambient, Krautrock and Avantgarde Jazz. Mixed and mastered by Grammy awardee Marc Urselli who made the piece as spectacular as possible.
But wait! There’s more! I also just opened the vinyl presale for ATOLLS off which CLOUDS is taken. Vinyl? YES! Inflatable Knee vinyl! ATOLLS will release as a 2-LP + MC in various color variants!
“This album is a celebration of curiosity and trust.
During 2020 and 2021 I composed numerous pieces in my studio – poured my heart and soul out to music in challenging times. I sent these improvisations to other musicians whom I trusted. No instruction given but to record only one take, following their intuition.” – Malo
“Composing is just putting the right people in the right place.” – John Zorn
“The right people were in the right place. This odd situation of not-being-together created a powerful mediated togetherness; opened spaces for the sceneries, meditations, musical paintings, outbursts, contemplations of this album – Atolls of human beings expressing themselves through music in times of separation. This album unites 5 of these comforting and wild territories – in an adventurous piece of art that funnels our curious approach in music into visible form – driven by the spirit of music.
Enjoy the ride,” – Malo
“This album is dedicated to my grandmother who was the most curious listener I ever knew. And to my dear friend Ariella who trusted my musical self long before I did.“
Pre-Order the album on Bandcamp: https://malomoray.bandcamp.com/album/atolls
01. Replying To Unaddressed Letters
02. The Clouds, They Move So Slow
03. The Trees, They Grow So Slow
04. Tiny Objects Float Through Space In Elliptic Patterns
05. Waiting For The Wood Glue To Dry
Malo Moray / Artistic Concept, Composition, Vocals, Upright Bass, Tapes, Electronics, Prepared Guitar, Field Recordings, Design Concept, Producer
Hans Arnold / Drums, Electronics
πxl / Saxophones
Gregor Forbes / Piano, Photography
Markus Rom / Guitar, Electronics
Marc Urselli / Mix, Master
Rowan Coupland / Prepared Harp
Matthias Gründig / Synthesizers, Materials, Electronics, Springs
Izabela Kaldunska / Violin, Electronics
Barnabas Herrmann / Flute, Vocals, Painting
A 400 Year Old Oak Tree – As Themself
Ben Dexel – Clay Tile
Konstantin Feig / LP Sleeve Design, Concept & Printing
Friederike Butter / Painting