Contains adult language and subject matter.
Compiled by John Gilpin, Grey Gordon, and Hannah Riffe.
SISYPHUS is Serengeti, Son Lux, and Sufjan Stevens.
Available on Asthmatic Kitty Records and Joyful Noise Recordings on March 18, 2014.
SISYPHUS is partly inspired by the art of Jim Hodges, and commissioned by the Walker Art Center and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music series in Minneapolis/Saint Paul.
Escuchen : La Tierra Del Hombre Libre by Virus Bélico
Mañana 15 de diciembre, presentación del disco.
Bodeguita del Centro. 15:00 horas
This is the first video in a series about the new language of data and its impact on culture. The videos have been created for the VISUALIZED conference, Nov 8 & 9, 2012, in New York City. visualized.com / @visualized
Each version of Hesitation Marks will have its own unique cover with artwork by Russell Mills. Pictured above:
Digital cover: “Turn And Burn” (Plaster, earth, oils, acrylics, etching varnish, bitumen, burning, rusted linen, blood, spent matches, on wood)
Deluxe CD cover: “Cargo In The Blood” (Burning, Polaroid frame, copper wire, mica, on velvet, on wood)
Standard CD cover: “Time And Again” (Plaster, earth, oils, acrylics, etching varnish, rusted linen, blood, microscope slides, on wood)
Vinyl cover: “Other Murmurs” (Plaster, earth, oils, acrylics, etching varnish, collage, on canvas, on wood)
Some words from Russell about the artwork created for the album:The artworks, (30 mixed media pieces) that I eventually produced towards uses in the Hesitation Marks releases, evolved out of lengthy exchanges between myself and Trent and in response to the conceptual ideas that thread through the tracks and to the sonic territory that the album explores. I’ve tried to lock into the album’s prevailing mood and echo the album’s essence. The ideas are not communicated in a literal or easily digested form, as this would be boring for me and would insult the intelligence of a potential audience. I’ve tried to make works that obliquely allude to the essence of the subject matter, to its emotional core.As with my self-initiated works - the paintings, assemblages, collages and multimedia installations - personal ideas and obsessions seep into these works. The organic, the natural, prevailing over or feeding into the industrial, the man made, is a common theme in my work generally and in this instance was particularly apt for the art required.The works explore ideas of catharsis, of being into dissolution into being, both on a personal and sociological level. They allude to ideas about chaos and order. They deal with ways of suggesting presence in absence. They are a cross between the forensic and a pathology of the personal in which only fragments remain, in which minimal clues can suggest events that may have occurred. They attempt to harness the chaos of a situation, of now, of the personal trauma, of the human condition, into a form that is coherent, a form that accommodates the mess without disguising it as something else. It attempts to capture the essence of these ideas by implication and exclusion. Beneath the form lies the uncertainty and ceaseless flux of the mess, of the chaos.An amalgam of the contextually-anchored and the process-driven, they are hopefully powerful, arresting, seductive, suggestive and resonant. I hope that they will invite multiple readings.
Give me some, give me some more!
For his newest musical project, Trent Reznor put his trust again in Moment Factory for the first tour of How To Destroy Angels (HTDA). Their tour stopped in Vegas, San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto and at the Coachella Music Festival. The public saw an innovative and dynamic set design created under the guidance of the band’s vision and in collaboration with Rob Sheridan (HTDA & Nine Inch Nails art director) and Roy Bennett (long time Nine Inch Nails production designer). Moment Factory brought life to it with colourful shapes and a touch of interactivity, adding to the music’s mystic.
Trent Reznor a une fois de plus accordé sa confiance à Moment Factory pour son plus récent projet musical : la première tournée de How To Destroy Angels (HTDA) qui s’est arrêtée dans les villes de Las Vegas, San Francisco, Chicago et Toronto ainsi qu’au festival Coachella. Le public a pu apprécier un décor novateur et changeant, rehaussé de formes colorées et d’une touche d’interactivité conçues par Moment Factory. Guidés par la vision du groupe et en collaboration avec Rob Sheridan (directeur artistique pour HTDA et Nine Inch Nails) et Roy Bennett (concepteur de production de Nine Inch Nails depuis des lustres), nous avons créé des images renforçant le caractère mystique de la musique du groupe.