Petrels, the solo project of London based musician and illustrator Oliver Barrett (Bleeding Heart Narrative) has announced the release of his fourth album, Flailing Tomb. The effort is due out in late May via Denovali.
Flailing Tomb draws from a wide palette of influences and sources as the press release describes, quoting “Ursula K. Le Guin’s speculative fiction, Indian-Celtic connections, self-mummification, Jude The Apostle (patron saint of lost causes), and Jean-Luc Godard’s seminal sci-fi masterpiece, Alphaville, weaving all this and more into six intricately-layered parts – at once forthright and ambiguous.”
‘Orpheus’ is the first track to emerge from the album and it features lead vocals from Never Sol and choir vocals from Helen Mead, Holly Stead, Jemima Headey, Sarah Kaldor, and Sarah Wayman. Stream it below.