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"Sublime and beautiful."
"A lovingly stitched together [album] of fuzz-toothed and computer-transmuted folk... a crisp and beautiful balance of unique textures."
- TURNTABLE KITCHEN
"A lush orchestra of 'miniature noises' which unfolds most spectacularly in the presence of [Webb's] voice."
- DECODER MAGAZINE
"If we have to say something in one sentence: this album is beautiful."
- CASSETTE BLOG
- HOPELESS TUNDER
"Webb paints a musical canvas - elegantly, flaunting a quirky charm - dreamy, strange and consuming."
- GOLD FLAKE PAINT
"Twisted laptop tunes from the top of a wave."
"One delightful wave."
"Simultaneously a simple, enjoyable listen and a demanding sonic voyage - one of the best releases of 2012."
- THE ASTRAL PLANE
"Simultaneously beautiful and jarring, familiar and strange, occasionally haunting, and frequently whimsical, this album is a fully realized collection of songs representing an artist at his prime. "
- VARIANCE MAGAZINE
The songs on Baldessari are named after works by or about the following artists:
Vincent Van Gogh
The song “Georgia, 1931” is not based on a painting, but a letter written in July of 1931 from Georgia O’Keeffe to the art critic Henry McBride (though this letter also references her painting “The Lawrence Tree” – itself the subject of another song on this album.
The album artwork is a depiction of John Baldessari's 1971 video piece "I am making art."
The following instruments were used to make this record:
Casio Sk-10 toy keyboard
Yamaha PortaSound PSS-130
an old iphone
Campbell’s soup can
broken Danelectro guitar
Also, a freeware program called AudioPaint was used to convert images of paintings referenced throughout the record into sounds that were then incorporated into the songs.