JG Thirlwell has been invited to contribute a soundtrack to the Acoustic Cameras project. You can see and hear the results at here.
Acoustic Cameras, masterminded by Pierre Beloüin of Optical Sound, invites composers and sound artists to access webcams and surveillance cameras located around the world in real time. JG has scored a camera which is trained on a fluorescent light in Rzeszów, Poland.
You can find out more about Acoustic Cameras here
Cameras have also been scored by Die Form, Gilles Sonette, COH, Tony Wakeford, Fred Bigot, SFT, eRikm, Etienne Charry, Jarboe and more.
NB:Sometimes JGT’s camera feed cuts out, but if it does, the soundtrack should still be there.
Optical Sound, the label that brought you the Hydroze Plus 10″, has released an album of interpretations of the seminal late singer Nino Ferrer on April 2, 2012. Entitled Objets Noirs et Choses Carrees : Nino Ferrer revisited, the album feature JG Thirlwell’s rendition of Ferrer’s classic La Rua Madureira. Other artists covering Ferrer on the album include Norscq, Étienne Charry, The Garçon, Bernard Szajner, Complot, Klimperei, Molypop, Les Hautsdeplerfond, Les Denise Glaser, La Kuizine, David Fenech, Cocoon, Toupidak Limonade, Non Finito Orchestra. Palo Alto featuring Laurent Pernice and Lefdup, Lefdup and Lefdup featuring Arthur Ferrari and Charlie Cole.
Nino Ferrer was a popular French singer who began his career in the mid 1960’s. He committed suicide in 1998.
The Hydroze Plus EP is now available as a digital download.
Hydroze Plus is a collaboration between JG Thirlwell and Fred Bigot of Electronicat. The EP consists of the songs “Overcoat” and “Calm Calm”, as well as JG’s remix of “Overcoat”, which is entitled “Epi-Dose”, and Bigot’s remix of “Calm Calm”, which is entitled “Belladonna”.
The EP is still available in physical form from Optical Sound. It is a limited clear vinyl 10″ record with extremely elaborate and unusual packaging.
Please note for other downloads and physical product visit the Foetus shoppe.
JG Thirlwell has a piece in the art show “Previously on Optical Sound…”, which will take place at Galerie Frederic Giroux in Paris from July 6-24 2010. Curated by Pierre Belouin, the show features artists responding to each others’ works. Thirlwell’s piece, entitled “Controlled Coma”, is a response to French composer Norscq. Other artists featured in the show include Rebecca Bournigault, Pascal Broccolichi, Pierre-Laurent Cassière, Jill Gasparina, Olivier Huz, P.Nicolas Ledoux, Norscq, Jérôme Poret and Black Sifichi.
The collaboration between JG Thirlwell and Fred Bigot is now finally released by the French art/music label Optical Sound.
Under the name Hydroze Plus, the release is a clear vinyl ten inch EP. The EP consists of the songs “Overcoat” and “Calm Calm”, as well as JG’s remix of “Overcoat”, which is entitled “Epi-Dose”, and Bigot’s remix of “Calm Calm”, which is entitled “Belladonna”.
The packaging, designed by JG Thirlwell, is particularly unusual and unique. It is designed to resemble an anatomical text book with transparent layers. The eyeball appears on the label which is overlaid by a transparent plastic sheet which is screenprinted with the face’s musculature. The card behind the transparent record depicts the skull., and it is wrapped around with a flap that contains the credit.
This is an extremely limited vinyl-only release only available from Optical Sound. It will be available digitally from Ectopic Ents at a later date.
Hydroze Plus is a new project which is a collaboration between JG Thirlwell and Fred Bigot of Electronicat. Recorded in Berlin in spurts over the last few years, their debut record is finally being prepared to be unleashed. It will be a four track clear vinyl ten-inch which will be released by in the near future by the French label Optical Sound. Watch here for further details.