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Sacred Bones To Release Album Made By Unborn Child
Christian Eede , February 4th, 2021 16:42

Luca Yupanqui's 'Sounds Of The Unborn' was made inside the womb with the help of her musician parents

Sacred Bones is gearing up to release the first album made by a person while they were still inside the womb.

Due out in April, Luca Yupanqui's Sounds Of The Unborn was made with the help of her parents, Psychic Ills bassist Elizabeth Hart and Lee Scratch Perry collaborator Iván Diaz Mathé. They used biosonic MIDI technology to make the record, hooking MIDI devices to Hart's stomach, which translated the vibrations to the Mathé's synths.

The album began to come together over the course of five hour-long recording sessions. After that, Hart and Mathé edited and mixed the sessions, trying to intervene as little as possible, they say. They mixed the album last year with Luca, then a newborn baby, joining them in the studio. You can watch a video for 'V4.3 Pt. 2' from the album above.

A press release accompanying the album's announcement says: "[Luca's] awareness of what was happening was astounding. She would open her eyes wide and stare at her parents, seemingly recognising her own sounds from the womb, knowing that they were revisiting those rituals that made them come together as one.

"Those mixing sessions were technically the first time Luca had heard her own music, but her reaction made it clear that that wasn't really the case — she had already lived it."

Sacred Bones will release Sounds Of The Unborn on April 2, 2021.