PICTURE MUSIC by PICTURE MUSIC

SKU120020
ArtistPICTURE MUSIC
TitlePICTURE MUSIC
LabelLEFT EAR RECORDS
Catalog #LER 1028
Genre
ReleaseW 27 - 2022
FormatVinyl - AUS2LP
Exclusive
 € 32,50 incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. bus stop dawn
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/ler_1028_picture_music/01_bus_stop_dawn.mp3
  2. hauptbahnhof
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/ler_1028_picture_music/02_hauptbahnhof.mp3
  3. what it is
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/ler_1028_picture_music/03_what_it_is.mp3
  4. hole in the wall
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/ler_1028_picture_music/04_hole_in_the_wall.mp3
  5. dummy s run
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/ler_1028_picture_music/05_dummy_s_run.mp3
  6. ivory coast
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/ler_1028_picture_music/06_ivory_coast.mp3
  7. bopal
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/ler_1028_picture_music/07_bopal.mp3
  8. landscape
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/ler_1028_picture_music/08_landscape.mp3
  9. pillow music
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/ler_1028_picture_music/09_pillow_music.mp3
  10. aviation for beginners
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/ler_1028_picture_music/10_aviation_for_beginners.mp3
  11. yesterdays
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/l/ler_1028_picture_music/11_yesterdays.mp3

Description

Concocted in a share house in the South of Brisbane in the mid-80s, a small collective of well-acquainted musicians including Jon Anderson, Rainer Guth, Gary McFeat & Rod Owen gathered to compose film soundtracks, music for pictures, therefore ‘Picture Music’. To this end, a ‘spec’ tape of Picture Music recordings would be produced to give to potential clients and or sold to local stores. A distinct album comprising a collection of ambient, minimal-jazz and experimental music.

If there is a red thread running through the Picture Music album, it is its "late night" ambience. The wrath of the sub-tropical summer heat of Brisbane is not kind on electronic equipment, which would crash regularly by day. So, all recording was done in the relative cool of the late evening, in a room only dimly lit by lamp and candle. The Picture Music collective would make music and party all through the night, departing around sunrise. They would sleep through the heat of the day, only to return in the evening for more of the same.

This 2022 reissue of their self-titled 1987 cassette, was taken from the original master tapes and remains an evocative representation of the music that resulted from the late-night, dimly-lit, atmospheric-enabled environment, that sparked the creativity of a group of like-minded friends in a tiny corner of Brisbane. Dedicated to the memory Rainer Guth.

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