This concept EP was written specially for a contemporary one-act ballet “Closer to the Equator” (choreography by Milana Komarova) at the Latvian National Opera in Riga, Latvia. The plot is based on BBC nature documentaries about survival fight and unparelleled diversity of wildlife in the tropical rainforest during the day. Working on every track, were taken into account and carefully observed character, form, behavior and actions of an animal or a plant, endowing each character and its actions with a certain timbre, harmony, rhythm, tempo, and a symbolic motif or a vocal part.
Detroit-based, rainforest-grown label Sounds of the Dawn snuck in their third release at the end of last month, a concept EP from Sign Libra for the one-act ballet Closer to the Equator. Written specifically for the performance at the Latvian National Opera in Riga, Latvia, the 22-minute soundtrack now exists alone, outside predestined, physical movements. The sounds are liquid and alive and move with a grace too pure to rematerialize. To even try and put digital hands on it, imagine a VR world: one part New Age tape from the music section of a Books-a-Million and one part the 10 Hours of Donkey Kong Country’s Aquatic Ambiance video. Better yet, read the detailed look into each part written by Sign Libra and paint your own world.