Improvised as snapshots of hope, ecstasy, turmoil and longing, mo od paintings by New York composer Poppy Nogood is a self-portrait in four parts. Each movement is a space to live in, a world to breathe – a temporal extension of feelings felt at one particular moment and a tale of cyclical rebirth that mirrors the nature of self-reflection.
Inspired by the work of William Basinski , Lawrence English , Pauline Oliveros , Sean McCann, Labrador , The Necks , Bing & Ruth and Gustav Mahler , the most essential aspect of mood paintings is its static central structure and dynamic exterior.
Mood paintings is Poppy Nogood ’s second album for Preserved Sound, and the follow-up to Music for Mourning.
Presented in the Tartaruga house style, (thick recycled cardboard gatefold sleeve), this release features a beautiful screen-printed design from Bruno Jones, in bright Phthalo Green. The CD comes with a two-colour screen-printed foldout insert, again featuring illustration from Bruno Jones, printed on high quality Pergamenata paper.
Each CD is numbered from 1 to 200.
Bridge Carols is the meeting of two artists with unique timeless approaches to music. Neo-Americana folk singer Laura Gibson is gifted with a soft and singular voice (not unlike the voices of Josephine Foster and Joanna Newsom) and writes songs that could date back a century or foretell a future rural life. Electronician Ethan Rose is vested in antiquated instruments and technologies – a sonic recycler who, out of the old, has been creating a new form of ambient music.
Corridor8, a new international annual contemporary visual art and writing magazine, that started in 2009.
The ‘Borderlands’ edition, Strange Weather, extends our northern focus to the far-flung reaches of the UK from the midlands to the borders and beyond, and will feature the same mix of in-depth critical writing, profiles, art and literary writing we established in Issue 1..