wherein benjamin emanuel hubbird and casey michael jarman discuss the goings-on of their primary musical endeavor, the morals.
Monday, May 08, 2006
"We were really inspired by Sufjan Stevens' albums, and the concept he had, releasing an album for every state," says Casey Moral. "We wanted to approach a project like that, but we also wanted to add a little more depth."
After some deep-soul-searching, the Morals decided on "The Universe Series," wherein they will record a single for every planet in the universe, starting with the first single, "Sing me a (nep)Tune," scheduled for release in June.
"It's high-time," Ben Moral says "for a project like this. We were going to wait for Steven Hawking to die, you know, to make the releases timely. But then we thought 'dude- it's the universe, and we are totally floating in it.'"
Critics have warn that the series will be humanly impossible to finish.
"The observable universe alone contains about 5 × 10(To the 22nd Power) stars," says Mitch Fieldler of MIT. "Organized in about 140 billion galaxies. It is fucking unfathomable that two people could accomplish this project in their lifetime."
The Morals remain undaunted. "That's what they told the Who while they were writing 'Tommy,'" Casey Moral says. "It's just record-industry talking heads trying to keep down independent music, and we're really sick of it."
The Morals say they see infinite possibilities for their universe project. The fact that they would even attempt such a feat speaks to the stellar ability of man to make a big bang and expand the definition of what is and isn't possible. That, the band says, is truly "far out."