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.