Murmur was formed in the mountains and trails of rural Connecticut by two singer/songwriters, Peter Morcey and Ryan White. Morcey started writing and performing music at the age of 13 initiating himself into a career of underground music that has lasted over 30 years. He would have to use fake IDs just to enter the clubs he would perform at in the 80s. Over the years he was able to tour the world many times over with two of his more prominent bands, Ryan started writing and recording original songs at age 10 after learning how to play guitar from his father. Early recordings were done on a boom box built-in mic. Then later on a Tascam 4-Track and eventually the 8-track. He plans to release those albums some day. White did a lot of acting in his twenties and wrote scores for a few feature length films, which he hopes nobody ever sees. Today, the duo have released a new video for “The River,” the track is off their album The Boundless Black, out via Deathwish Inc.
The 11 song album is is described as a dark musical journey. Built on acoustic guitars and two voices, the songs took on lives of their own and were supplemented with harmonies, orchestral strings and subtle , yet poignant instrumentation. The album is a stark masterpiece of mood and chilling melodies.
Peter Morcey on “The River”;
“”The River” is a song with its own myth, its own legend. A tale of wanting more and leaving with less. Lyrically and visually we knew we had to capture this song in the right environment. We met with director Edwin Escobar with no more than an idea and thanks to him within two weeks we were filming, editing and watching this mini epic movie.”
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