Brisbane duo Primitive Motion have shared a second single ‘Small Orbit’ from their album House in the Wave, out Friday 23 February. Watch the clip below!
‘Small Orbit’ is a two minute minimalist jaunt for shuffling drums, piano and wind instruments in the spirit of Penguin Cafe Orchestra as played by Maher Shalal Hash Baz, in a Brisbane home studio.
The duo of Sandra Selig and Leighton Craig recorded the album across Sunday afternoons spent in Selig’s home studio in Brisbane. The result is a meditative suite of dreamy piano-based songs, captured live at the point of conception and teeming with the incidental sounds of both the studio and surrounding garden.
The days spent in studio document the process of composition: the rustle of lyric sheets and unintended room sounds are also accompanied by birdsong and an approaching storm.
In the process of reducing their sound world to the barest of instrumentation (at times just voice and piano), Primitive Motion revels in the beauty of the unadorned song, creating the purest distillation of their ‘dream-float’ music to date.
Pre-order House In The Wave: primitivemotion.lnk.to/HouseInTheWave