'Big Pharma / A Sterling Murmuration' RSD Vinyl
Zoon or Zoongide’ewin, is the powerful musical expression of Daniel Monkman. After the huge success of 2020's Bleached Wavves, Zoon released two EPs in 2022: Big Pharma and A Sterling Murmuration. For Record Store Day Canada, we have created a super exclusive split vinyl of these two 2022 EPs. The first and only time these EPs will be on a physical format! Only 400 were made, so get your copy of this beautiful blue and gold split LP before they sell out forever!
Daniel Monkman on Big Pharma:"'Big Pharma' is about me trying to bring awareness about the pharmaceutical industry and their lies. I talk about how they destroyed my community of Selkirk Manitoba and many more small towns and cities. A whole generation completely changed in just a matter of five years, Families torn apart and loved ones lost to addiction and overdoses. Our treaty card ensures that our medical insurance is covered but a lot of the time the only medication that’s available for free is the stuff thats most addictive. I found this alarming and made me connect the dots linked to an underlying form on genocide happening right under our noses."
Daniel Monkman on A Sterling Murmuration:
“'A Sterling Murmuration' as a body of work is material from ten plus years ago. I recorded these songs with my high school friends in Winnipeg but broke the record into a few different movements. 'Big Pharma' was the first movement and this is the second.
A Sterling Murmuration comes from the movement that a flock of birds do for safety from predators. They use this technique for other reasons such as warmth at night, also to exchange information about feeding areas.
I feel very connected to this concept, I see it in humans and how we need a strong community to protect each other. Isolation played a role in this body of work and is supposed to display the danger in isolating. While in this state we set ourselves up to be in harms way by outside forces but breaking out and embracing humility and community you can finally transcend into a healthy trajectory.”
Side A: Big Pharma 1. Astum (ft. Leanne Betasamosake Simpson)2. Oil Pastel/Dope Sick (ft. Cadence Weapon)3. Rain In A New City (ft. Michael Peter Olsen)4. Red River (ft. Sunnsetter)5. OopeeUm (ft. Jasmine Trails)
Side B: A Sterling Murmuration
6. Play Ground
7. In The Woods
Original Release Date: June 21, 2022
A Sterling Murmuration
Original Release Date: September 21, 2022