Natural History Museum
Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Evocative/eclectic ethereal ectronica art-pop
No releases known to date
Natural History Museum's MySpace page
Natural History Museum's SoundCloud page
Singer Carol Keogh's site
Dunk Murphy also records as Sunken Foal and is part of Ambulance
Carol Keogh was in Plague Monkeys and Tychonaut/AKA The Tycho Brahe amongst others, and also records as a solo artist
Own and covers
This is only the second time I have been so obsessed with pre-album-release samples over such a long period of time, waiting unsuccessfully for news of an official release, that I finally decided to include an artist based on on-line samples (for those interested, the other band was Aisth, which now at least has purchasable downloads).
Natural History Museum is the magical combination of musicians Dunk Murphy and Carol Keogh, and as of August 2010 they have five songs available for listening at their MySpace page. These samples, which include four original tracks and one cover ("Beware of Darkness" by George Harrison) are amazingly hooky, strange, inventive, unique, haunting, and wonderful. I'm a little concerned that they will never release an album, as it was listed as forthcoming a couple of years ago, and the most recent addition to the page was the charming "Little Match Girl" in December 2008. I've played the hell out of these songs. Don't much care for the George Harrison cover, but that's probably just me because I'm so fond of the original.
A further song, "The Small Hours," is available at Natural History Museum's SoundCloud page, and Youtube has minimalist videos for "Little Match Girl" and "Billy Pilgrim."
Their overall sound is almost undefinable: edgy and experimental, yet melodic and full of lyrical and sonic hooks. I can hardly wait for a real release as I LOVE LOVE LOVE these tunes. I really hope one happens. (Neile)
Recommended first album:
None yet available
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