It'll come out on Subtext in May.
Clear Stones is the first collaboration between New Zealand producer Olly Peryman and his Māori countryman Rob Thorne. Thorne has been making music in New Zealand for over two decades with "various oblique-style flutes, horns, percussion, and objects spun above the player's head during performance," according to record label Subtext. Instruments such as the Pūtātara (a conch horn), the Tumutumu Kōhatu (percussion made from stones) and Pūtōrino—which the press notes describe as "an instrument that is both flute and horn"—all appear on Clear Stones.
"Fis sculpts bold new settings for the music, mired in deep bass and vast synthetic tones," says the label, "at times pushing Thorne's wood, stone and bone into total transformative saturation."
The two artists will also embark on a tour of Europe for the release, though dates are still TBA.
01. Tor - 201
02. Front Ear
03. Wooden Lung
04. Glum Herrin
06. Phase Transition
Subtext Recordings will release Clear Stones on May 12th, 2017.