The Knife: “Colouring of Pigeons”

Tomorrow, In a Year

Well, I hope everyone had a nice holiday! Between pouring eggnog, champagne and preparing for Treble‘s upcoming decade list extravaganza, my year-end lists have been on hold. Look for them to get wrapped up very soon. Until then you should feast your ears on a new eleven minute studio cut from The Knife‘s Darwin-inspired “electro-opera” Tomorrow, In a Year. “Colouring of Pigeons” is an appropriately intense and epic introduction to this ambitious project that also features contributions from Mt. Sims and Planningtorock. You can view some videos from the stage production of the opera here.

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Download: The Knife – Colouring of Pigeons
Buy: Pick up a digital copy on February 2nd from Mute or a physical copy on March 9th (U.S.). Check out the full tracklist (via) after the jump.

CD 1
01. Intro
02. Epochs
03. Geology
04. Upheaved
05. Minerals
06. Ebb Tide Explorer
07. Variation of Birds
08. Letter to Henslow
09. Schoal Swarm Orchestra

CD 2
01. Annie’s Box
02. Tumult
03. Colouring of Pigeons
04. Seeds
05. Tomorrow in a Year
06. The Height of Summer

Bonus Track
07. Annie’s Box (alt. vocal)