TITLE: CHOKING IBIS
RELEASED: August 2012
1. Choking Ibis (single edit)
2. Choking Ibis (Option Command’s chip stealing remix)
3. Choking Ibis (Alpen remix)
4. Choking Ibis (Comatone’s suffocated remix)
5. Choking Ibis (album version)
Choking Ibis is the third and final single from Underlapper’s album Softly Harboured, released late 2011.
The most epic track from the album, Choking Ibis sees Underlapper flirting with a range of elements from post-rock grandeur and cathartic rock to neo-classicism and skittering electronics.
Joining Underlapper on the track is renowned Sydney cellist Peter Hollo whose richly layered strings serve as the perfect accompaniment to the haunting choral vocal section provided by the band with help from Dan Cunningham and Tim Jenkins (of Parades), Alexi Kaye and Sally Stevens (of the now defunct female acapella group Kaya) & friend Mark Olsen.
The single is bolstered by remixes from Blue Mountains based beat-smith Option Command, label mate and Feral Media founder Alpen (aka Danny Jumpertz) and IDM maestro Comatone.