Swedish folk singer Kristian Matsson, who performs as The Tallest Man on Earth, has announced a new collaborative EP with New York classical ensemble yMusic. It features new arrangements of Matsson’s extensive catalogue by yMusic’s CJ Camerieri and Rob Moose and will be supported by a one off concert date at Brooklyn’s Pioneer Works on September 21st (Both Camerieri and Moose have played with The National and Sufjan Stevens, and Moose is a former member of Bon Iver.) Tickets are due to go on sale today and can be purchased here. The EP will be available digitally and as a limited edition 10” vinyl pressing which is scheduled for release this Friday. Details for where the album can be ordered as well as a tracklist of the project have yet to be released by the artist.
In a post on Instagram, Matsson revealed his inspiration for the project as well as upcoming details regarding the concert and release of the record:
“In the summer of 2015 I had the incredible experience of playing some of my songs with [yMusic] at Eaux Claire festival. It was thrilling. It turns out that they’re amazing people just as they are musicians, and we’ve continued to be excited by playing together. We’ve done some recording of new arrangements of my songs by CJ Camerieri and Rob Moose, and we’ve decided to release an EP. It will be available digitally and as a limited vinyl 10” beginning this Friday, July 21st. We’re also going to play a live show together which we can’t wait to do! This September 21st, we’ll be playing a special engagement at [Pioneer Works] in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, July 19th at noon eastern time and will be available at the link in my bio.”
It is worth noting that Matsson has a history of performances with yMusic dating back to his first performance at Bryce Dessner and Justin Vernon’s Eaux Claires music festival. The festival attempts to spotlight musicians of all genres through collaborative performances as well as crossovers between artists of different mediums. Additionally, a 2016 Pitchfork performance of Matsson’s unreleased single “Rivers”, which features the ensemble, can be viewed below:
This article will be updated when more information becomes available regarding the EP release, so stay tuned for more!