Manu Delago‘s much anticipated audio-visual album, Environ Me, came out last week and coinciding with it, the staggeringly talented percussionist and composer has shared a fittingly striking video for new single ‘Trees For The Wood’, depicting deforestation. He comments:
“Imagine a musical forest consisting of 20 double basses, each placed on a tree stump in a felled forest with their players behind them. The piece starts with a chainsaw-esque intro, sonically cutting down a tree. But then the track takes a very calm turn with a soothing handpan pattern accompanied by the double bass forest directly recorded in nature.
All musicians involved donated their fees for the project to plant forests instead. These young Elm trees will store CO2 and protect against storms and erosions as they get bigger, while stabilising surrounding coniferous forests that suffer from global heating.”
Watch the video below and grab Delago’s precious Environ Me now that it’s out through One Little Independent Records.