Singer-songwriter and multimedia artist based in Austin, Texas, who specialises in electronica and avant-garde space-rock. Releases to date includes House Of Stone (2011).
“Not enough people are taking risks in music or digging deeper in the process of using music and art as a tool to mutate the consciousness of the culture,” Morgan Sorne muses when asked to describe the contemporary music scene. “There’s too much sugar in the diet.”
Whatever Sorne has been ingesting to create his unique brand of spaced-out avant-garde electronica (with dashes of folk and alt-rock), we can assume it isn’t sugar. Describing his sound as “an ethereal operatic cinematic driving sound that shakes the ground and wakes the soul,” he reflects on his musical journey to date. “I have slowly yet surely pulled away layers, sounds and ideas, walking toward a refined and singular vision for both song and visual presentation. My proudest moment was to play the Fillmore in San Francisco to a sold-out crowd while on tour with my friends Beats Antique.
My weakest moment was my inability to protect myself and others when my intuition spoke and I did not listen. Saying yes when I mean no. This is an ongoing battle for me.”
Sorne is one of those one-of-a-kind performers whose material needs to be seen/heard to be believed – but if you’d like a taste of something similar, you could do far worse than to check out his list of (hugely eclectic) influences: “Geinoh Yamashirogumi, Anselm Kiefer, Roy Orbison, Konono No. 1, Wallace Stevens, Cormac McCarthy, Odd Nerdrum, Walt Whitman, Elvis Presley, Mozart, Satie and Arvo Part.”