Sigur Rós-esque Swedes The Knife put together a score for, what I’d like to call, a neo-opera last year based on the book Origin Of The Species by Charles Darwin. The opera is titled Tomorrow, In A Year and looks like this:
You only get snippets of the score when viewing this long trailer, but you can download or listen to a complete piece called “Colouring Of Pigeons” at The Knife’s website. Apparently they collaborated with another two artists, Mt. Sims and Planningtorock. Both have MySpace pages, and after following this thread a little too far I was actually pleasantly surprised by the Berlin-based Mt. Sims MySpace-posted songs. Give them a listen too.
The CD soundtrack for Tomorrow, In A Year will be available March 9th via Mute Records and is a double-disc set.