In the last few years, Sorne has written over 80 songs using only the voice, handmade instruments and found objects. The first 13 were released in 2011 in his debut album, House of Stone, and he’s working on the rest to be released in a series of chapters, one for each of the five siblings, the star characters of the House of Stone saga: First Born. Second Son. Black Sister. Little Brother. Blue Sister.
Set in no particular time or place, the story speaks of family relationships, focusing on the death of the father and highlighting Sorne’s obsession with the Divine Mother. House of Stone grew in his mind for years, the characters initially born as direct reflections of his mother and her siblings. House of Stone evolved from childhood views of family into characters with a life of their own, each representing, in Sorne’s words, “archetypes of the human condition.”
A short film based on the story behind the album House of Stone entitled "Children of the Black Mountain" premiered at the SXSW Film Fest 2012 and can be seen at www.sorne.com
released 11 January 2011
Art & Design by Morgan Sorne
All songs composed and performed by Morgan Sorne.
Instruments used in the making of this record include, a kazoo, an old guitar, stretched canvas for drums and beats, dog ear flaps, a hand-made bellstick, an old tamborine, a trash can, the voice, a lap harp, a hand drum, an an old log made hollow by insects.