Austin Music Weekly recently captured a mind-blowing performance by SORNE at The Ghost Room, and has the video and audio to prove it. You can see and hear it all right here.
The band is led by the Austin-based artist Morgan Sorne, who has an affinity for music, poetry, visual art, and performance. Earlier this year he released an album titled "House of Stone," a collection of songs written and composed over the course of four years. The writing centers on a story of five siblings who are struggling to defend their heritage in the wake of their father's untimely death. Instruments used in the making of the record include a kazoo, an old guitar, stretched canvas for drums and beats, dog ear flaps, a hand-made bellstick, an old tamborine, a trash can, a lap harp, a hand drum, and an old log made hollow by insects.
You can download the full "House of Stone" album for free, and find out more about this fascinating project at sorne.bandcamp.com.
Press:"More than four years in the making, House of Stone is a conceptual, wide-screen epic about five siblings under siege in the wake of their father's death. Layering handmade percussion instruments and countless vocal takes in a manner that recalls Bjork's Medúlla or the tribal folklore of Akron/Family, the one-man drama is the first of five Sorne has planned, each telling a different side of the story. All serve as the soundtrack to his artwork, a collection of haunting, life-size wood cutouts that depict the various characters in highly stylized, indigenous garb." - Off The Record