Baldessari

by seamonster

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WATCH THE "NORMANDY LANDSCAPE" VIDEO:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdXFH6KVoJE

"Sublime and beautiful."
- YVYNYL

"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

"Captivating."
- 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."
- SKOGSGOSPEL

"One delightful wave."
-DUBLAB

"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:

Paul Gauguin
Pierre Bonnard
Arthur Dove
Raoul Dufy
Vincent Van Gogh
Henri Matisse
Georgia O’Keeffe
Franz Kline
Howard Finster

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
ukulele
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.

credits

released 11 September 2012

Written and performed by Seamonster. Produced by Adrian Todd Webb and Jacki Paolella. Mixed by Jacki Paolella at TapTap Recordings. Artwork by Warren Craghead III.

Contact: seamonstermusic@gmail.com

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