Arcade Fire‘s Richard Reed Parry has announced two new albums – ‘Quiet River Of Dust Vol. 1’ and ‘Quiet River Of Dust Vol. 2’.
The multi-instrumentalist also shared two new songs from the project, titled ‘Sai No Kawara (River Of Death)’ and ‘On The Ground.’
The albums are reportedly inspired by by Buddhist myths, death poems, British folk songs, and a recent trip to Japan. You can watch an animated video for the tracks below.
“The song ‘On The Ground’ was inspired by an encounter with ghost voices in a Japanese forest near a temple on the sacred mountain Koya-Sān,” Parry said in a statement.
“I told director Caleb Wood the story of being alone in this magical environment of giant cedar trees and hearing a loud chorus of powerful harmony singing that sounded inexplicably identical to my late father’s folk band the Friends Of Fiddler’s Green, who were the soundtrack to my entire childhood and upbringing.”
‘Quiet River Of Dust Vol. 1’ will be released on September 21 via ANTI- while ‘Quiet River Of Dust Vol. 2’ will follow in 2019.
A tweet from ‘Arcade Fire Tube’ said: “What were they thinking? Listening to the album for the first time in a good while… Chemistry sandwiched between Peter Pan and the Infinite Content songs…. That whole middle section still ruins the whole album for me.”
Butler responded by writing: “The crazy thing about music is that everyone has different taste! Depends where you grew up, what your parents liked, how you feel rhythm etc. I’ve been on the other side and not loved the music my favorite bands made, but I just started listening to other music.”
“There were so many records I “loved” that I really liked 2 songs on, and also there’s a lot of music I really didn’t get that, made sense to me later in life. Or music that I thought was amazing that I completely lost interest in.”