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Beings 7″ Record Release on Discosoma Records

Monday, October 25th, 2010

We are proud to announce the third release in our South Florida-centric 7″ vinyl series; a double A-side (‘LKLL’ / ‘Metrozoo’) via Miami’s Beings. The record is a limited edition run of 100 copies in black vinyl with individually lino-block printed sleeve art by the band. We have rubber stamped our corallimorph logo onto the b-side of the center-sticker and stamped/ numbered the a-side.

The Vagabond & Sweat Records are hosting the 7″ release party this Friday, October 29th with live sets from Beings and Plains. We will have the record for sale for $8 at the show.

For those who wish to purchase the Beings 7″ online, please see the Discosoma Records site.

<a href="http://discosomarecords.bandcamp.com/track/lkll">Innovator by Discosoma Records</a>

Click play to check out ‘LKLL’.

Plains 7″ Record Release on Discosoma Records

Monday, August 30th, 2010

We are proud to present the debut 7″ vinyl release (‘Innovator’ b/w ‘Stuck In The Night’) from Miami’s Plains. The record is limited to 100 copies in black vinyl with individually-stenciled sleeve art by band leader/ songwriter Michael McGinnis. We have rubber stamped our corallimorph logo onto the b-side of the center-sticker and stamped/ numbered the a-side.

BAR is hosting the 7″ release party this Friday, September the 3rd with live sets from Plains and Animal Tropical. We will have the record for sale for $7 at the show.

For those who wish to purchase the Plains 7″ online, please see the Discosoma Records site.

<a href="http://discosomarecords.bandcamp.com/track/innovator">Innovator by Discosoma Records</a>

Click play to check out the a-side, ‘Innovator’.

‘Hang Four’ | WALLS

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

We were recently commissioned to create the official video for the London/ Paris based electronic music collaboration WALLS, released by Kompakt Records in Berlin. ‘Hang Four’ was premiered on NME.com.

The yellow coral in the opening and closing shots is a sun coral (Tubastrea coccinae). The polyps are seen expanding in reaction to the addition of food to the aquarium. Unlike most reef building corals, the sun coral is non-photosynthetic, and relies on the capture of plankton as its sole energy source. In the Gulf of Mexico and Florida, this is an invasive coral species that most likely hitched a ride into the Caribbean basin following the opening of the Panama Canal. It has since spread northward into the Gulf of Mexico, colonizing oil rigs one-by-one. This particular colony was collected from one of the rigs not far from the BP Deep Horizon disaster about 2 years ago. It is unknown to us whether these corals have been negatively impacted from the spill, but as an invasive species, it raises a number of questions about whether their potential loss should be considered a detriment or not. Nevertheless, research on the impact these sun coral communities have experienced in the Gulf will be useful in determining oil tolerance on a stony coral species in close proximity to the oil disaster.

The iridescent, twinkling gelatinous creatures are called ctenophores (TEEN-o-fores) (aka comb jellies) ranging in size from 5-10mm in total length. They float in the open ocean and beat their rows of cilia (the iridescent, beating ‘combs’) which allows them to filter plankton out of the water. They often float in huge conglomerations of hundreds of thousands. They are an important part of the pelagic (open ocean) community of plankton likely impacted by the oil spill in the Gulf.

The little jellyfish are called ‘club hydromedusa’ (Orchistoma pileus) and range in size from 7-10mm. They also live in the open water near the surface, using their stinging tentacles to capture smaller zooplankton.

Guy Harvey 7″ Record Release on Discosoma Records

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

We are proud to present the debut 7″ vinyl release (‘Take Your Time (With Me)’ b/w ‘Never Seen Snow’) from West Palm Beach’s Guy Harvey. The record is limited to 100 copies in black vinyl with individually-screened sleeve art by the band. We have rubber stamped our corallimorph logo onto the b-side of the center-sticker and stamped/ numbered the a-side.

To celebrate The Vagabond is hosting the 7″ release party this Friday the 13th with sponsorship by Sweat Records and the live sounds of Guy Harvey and The Jameses. We will have the record for sale for $7 at the show; see you there!

For those who wish to purchase the Guy Harvey 7″ online, please see the Discosoma Records site.

<a href="http://discosomarecords.bandcamp.com/track/take-your-time-with-me">Take Your Time (With Me) by Discosoma Records</a>

Click play to check out the a-side, ‘Take Your Time (With Me)’.

Harlequin Hydrophone

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Erik DeLuca, composer of the incredible sonic experience The Deep Seascape, visited our lab last Friday with a hydrophone (underwater microphone) in tow.  We placed the hydrophone in the aquarium cubicle above and threw in some pellets of food for the harlequin serpent stars to get excited about. The sounds that are heard in the recording below are of the stars racing towards and devouring the food.

Songs Of The Humpback Whale

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

Coral Morphologic acquired this awesome piece of ocean-related vinyl via our good friend Lauren Reskin, owner of Sweat Records. The following clips are digital conversions of Side 1 and 2 of a special vinyl insert in the January 1979 issue of National Geographic.

Coral Morphologic on arcuRADIO 90.5 WVUM…

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

We’re going to be in the studio with our good friend Josh Arcurio on his arcuRADIO show from 5:30-7 pm today (Saturday 19th). We’ll be bringing some Morphologic swag to give away to help raise money for WVUM. This week’s show is during their annual radio-a-thon to raise money to help pay for (apparently) the rest of the stuff that the University of Miami doesn’t fund in the operation of their college radio station…

Listen here and/or call in and make a request… or even donate some cash to WVUM…

And later tonight we’ll be at Sweat Records to celebrate their third birthday AND Record Store Day. So go buy yourself that album you’ve been wanting (we bought the new album “Meanderthal” from Miami’s own Torche)…