Grammy-nominated songwriter, MICHAEL PETER OLSEN shares “Biorhythms (ft. ZOON)” the third single ahead of his album Narrative Of A Nervous System, which is out this Friday, October 27th via Hand Drawn Dracula.
For this single Michael Peter Olsen teamed up with Canadian musical artist Daniel Monkman, also known as ZOON. Combining Zoon’s “moccasin gaze” style with Olsen’s unique heavily altered electric cello sound, the song features traditional indigenous rhythms and melodic styles that blend seamlessly with Monkman’s soft-focus guitars and heavenly Beach Boys-like vocals. Olsen’s bleary-eyed cello soundscapes and impassioned melodies provide a perfect complement to Monkman’s contribution, resulting in a powerful musical collaboration that speaks to the vision of unifying our shared experiences from the perspectives of varying identities. The song also comes with a video directed by Khadija Roberts-Abdullah that captures the trials and tribulations of completing creative projects in modern times.
Narrative Of A Nervous System is the follow-up to Michael Peter Olsen’s electric cello-based full-length Yearning Flow, described as “evocative, experimental, and emotional” by American Songwriter. On his upcoming album, Olsen continues to stretch the limits of the electric cello, subverting expectations of what the instrument can be. The new album features guest performances by Owen Pallett, Màiri Chaimbeul, alaska B, and Zoon, and is pressed on a limited deluxe edition 180g blood red in clear vinyl with satin finish gatefold jacket.
Narrative Of A Nervous System release show will take place this Friday, October 27th at DIY furniture space Brothers Dressler in Toronto. The show will feature Owen Pallett and alaska B (Yamantaka // Sonic Titan) with projections and a special 3D surround sound system. ~ TICKETS/INFO
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