WHITE MOTH BLACK BUTTERFLY (WMBB) is an experimental creation of British singer-songwriter Daniel Tompkins (Tesseract, Zeta) who met with other composers while working on Skyharbor — one of India’s biggest rock bands.
The project consists of Daniel with UK singer & lyricist Jordan Turner also on vocals, Keshav Dhar on guitars and programming, Randy Slaugh on keyboards and programming and Mac Christensen on drums.
The group recently shared a video for the track “Tempest” taken from the new ATONE album out this week.
It’s a fantasy-themed video shot against the craggy and majestic backdrop of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs in Scotland.
The new studio album — the follow-up to the self-released debut One Thousand Wings — is an ensemble of constitutive sonorous landscapes, costate and cinematic swirls, with antagonistic motives of loss and hope.
Vocalist Dan Tompkins explained the concept in more depth “Rather than present them in order we believed it would add to the magic of the story by allowing Tempest to surface first, which is actually the concluding part to the plot.”
“The story behind “Tempest” has a medieval and fantasy based theme and we couldn’t have achieved this without the assistance of Duncarron Medieval Village and the Clanranald Trust, who styled our costumes and perfromed in the prequel that we are yet to announce...”
When we watched “Tempest” [see below] we found it to be eloquently grand with incredibly beautiful and dynamic voices, elegant filmmaking and deeply moving, dreamy instrumentation.
Main image: Stewart King Media
Atone will be released on CD, LP and digitally (all digital pre-orders receive “The Serpent” as an instant download) Pre-order here: http://found.ee/WMBB_ATONE