We love Tanya Tagaq‘s breathtaking third album Animism to bits. The effort came out in the UK/Europe a year ago, following an earlier release in North America. The immensely talented Inuit throat singer released last November a new mighty track called ‘Aorta’. As the press release puts it, ‘Aorta’ “goes deeper into the body, to a place where we can feel the pulse, the rush and the ebb of life itself”. Produced by violinist Jesse Zubot, ‘Aorta’ was composed to accompany footage shot at the Emmanuel Vigeland Museum in Oslo, Norway. Tagaq had this to say about it:
“This video was made to pay homage to Emmanuel Vigeland, whose frescos fill his own mausoleum. The frescos depict life from conception to death. This penetration of the unsaid philosophies of life in conjunction with the outstanding acoustics of the room has inspired my own work since visiting there in 2002. Hopefully we encapsulate the darkness and the light to his liking.”
Watch the video for ‘Aorta’ below.