Release date: May 19th 2023
Catalogue #: GZH103
Formats: CD / Digital
Land Marks is a visual and audio body of work by artist and musician Richard Knox (A-Sun Amissa, Of Thread & Mist etc) that explores gestural and experimental textures using ink and sound.
Art and music woven together. Chance happenings that remain permanent.
The walls, pavements, bridges and fields serve as unrelenting inspiration. Constant presence. The grit, rust, water, paint and decay, a perpetual mark maker on these everyday experiences. Otherworldly contours. The permanence of happy accidents. The unintended that somehow resonates. Inadvertently. Captivating points of discovery on the familiar commute. Pay attention to your surroundings, to the details, to the seemingly familiar. Look deeper. Explore beauty in the decay.
Musically, Land Marks explores long-form drone composition, recorded to tape, predominantly using electric guitar. Distorted, broken motifs struggle through layers of reverb. Subtle pulses flicker in the distance. Bowed notes appear and fall away. The sound rooted in improvisation, in experimentation, in collapsing textures.
The Land Marks exhibition features 20 new pieces of monoprint and mixed-media work and takes place at KIN.DER in Glossop, Derbyshire. Opening on Saturday May 20th for one day with a live, solo guitar performance from Richard in the evening, the exhibition will then re-open on May 27th through to May 29th as part of Derbyshire Open Arts.
For more information and tickets visit www.slowsecret.com
25 - CD - Artist edition. Recycled card packaging with individual and unique monoprinted artwork by Richard Knox. Every copy will be different. Hand numbered with insert and additional art print inserts. Bandcamp code included inside the sleeve.
175 - CD - Limited edition. Silkscreened recycled card sleeves by Richard Knox. Hand numbered with insert. Bandcamp code included inside the sleeve.
All music written, recorded and mixed by Richard Knox at Cloud Blunt Moon.
Electric guitar, noise box, drum machine, fx, radio.
1 — Land Marks #9
2 — Land Marks #2
3 — Land Marks #7
4 — Land Marks #3
5 — Land Marks #8
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