This Brooklyn Band Plays Only on Instruments Made From Human Bones

Adel Souto playing a kangling
Adel Souto playing a kangling
Photo: Adel Suoto

We've all heard of playing the keyboard or piano called the "playing the bones", but Brooklyn band 156 is taking that phrase literally on a new album titled MEMENTO MORI.

All sounds on this EP were made using human bones, or the human breath passing through human bones. The record serves as - for those who cannot obtain one - the skull's replacement in the ritual room where one contemplates death. These sessions have been sporadically recording since 2012, due to the scarcity of the instruments, which include skulls, femurs, vertebrae, bone whistles, and Tibetan thighbone trumpets (kangling).

Led by Adel Suoto, 156 is a musical collective that describes themselves as a drum circle in a rusty junkyard.

via Metro

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