Take a listen to the latest project from Typhoon-frontman Kyle Morton titled Book Of Matches.
If you’re familiar with Portland, Oregon band Typhoon then you’re probably familiar with the story of frontman Kyle Morton. His writing focuses heavily on themes of death – and understandably so – after having been diagnosed with a severe case of Lyme disease at a very young age.
His new project, Book Of Matches – a collaboration with director Matthew Thomas Ross – is an audio/visual meditation on life, death, loneliness, longing and loss in the form of ten beautifully shot one-minute clips. The video’s foreword offers an explanation of its narrative, which is essentially this: each segment represents a specific moment in a lifetime. In ten minutes Morton reminds us that life is fragile, frightening, fleeting – and yet his parting words offer a much brighter articulation of the human experience, “It’s so sweet to be alive.”
And if you like what you hear, you can pre-order a very limited copy of the music on a one-sided 12″ vinyl from Bug Hunt.