Animal Collective and Baltimore's Ami Dang have united for new track "Suspend The Time", which will commemorate the first annual Ocean Acidification Day Of Action.
Written and performed by Geologist and Deakin of Animal Collective, they have continued their aquatic exploration on "Suspend The Time", this time with Ami Dang, who adds bursts of glistening sitar to the submerged piano and water-infused instrumentals.
Despite their seven-minute "Suspend The Time" track being an ambient and endearing offering, the lyrics depict a more melancholy view, as they sing, "Our cities cry and lay bleaching / The tears align, an etching of the cost."
The track coincides with The Ocean Foundation's new Ocean Acidification Day Of Action which will take place in January 2019. The foundation is trying to raise awareness on the amount of carbon dioxide that our ocean absorbs, causing the pH (acidity) levels throughout our oceans to drop.
Seawater chemistry is changing faster than at any time in earth's history. We have teamed up with @oceanfdn and are releasing a new song (featuring sitar by @AmiDang). Visit their website to hear it and consider them this #GivingTuesday https://t.co/SeALZV0Ex3 pic.twitter.com/k9excZZu2I— Animal Collective (@anmlcollective) November 26, 2018
It's not the first marine-inspired project that Animal Collective have been involved in. Their 2018 record Tangerine Reef was an audio/visual record raising awareness on the fragility of coral reefs.