Better Weather, playing CCR HQ, Dec 30th 2013
Rivers & Waterfalls (95 x 24 cm) exhibiting at Undegun as part of ‘Open Market’
Opening night of the new exhibition at Undegun - Tomorrow night
Just finished a new ‘zine. How I have missed making ‘zines. I just didn’t know it.
It’s for tomorrows Freshers Fair at Glyndwr University and it is about the pop-up arts-centre I work on/at/in. The centre is called ‘Un Deg Un’, which is Welsh for ‘eleven’, and the ‘zine is called the ‘Un Deg Un rhymes with Bean Egg Bean ‘zine’. It features artwork from Paintpotface and photography by Sue McGrane.
I’m going to print a butt-tonne so you can have one if you like, just let me know x
Taking part in Helfa Gelf today in a shared, makeshift studio at the Foundry. Come say hi.
I wonder what the world record is for “most collages in an hour”..
And this is part of an exhibition at Un Deg Un. Yeahhh
My work is part of the Wrexham Open. Very pleased to share the walls with some great stuff
CASSETTE STORE DAY RELEASE
\ V I D E O S F O R P I C T U R E S //
1. This Light
2. Dried Out
3. Anomie Family Brain
6. Everyone Out
7. Gargling Mouthwash
8. Mystery Jesus & The Wonder Wheel
1. Wake Up Your Eyes
3. Optic Flow
5. Black Smoke
I am very happy to announce that we will be putting out a selected discography cassette of the great Videosforpictures work up until now. Let’s call it a best of, of sorts.
All covers are individual and are taken from the graphic novel ‘Wavelengt’ by Michael Baeres, an adapted storyboard of the film ‘Wavelength’ by Michael Snow (1967). Each cassette has a hand written track list on slip cards inside them.
If you’re fatefully unaware of who V4P is yet, quite frankly, you’re missing out. It’s primarily a solo project of the young Jay Lancaster, a New England youth, currently residing in Poughkeepsie, New York. He has been home recording his stuff since i’ve known him, his first EP ‘Very Three’ barely audible sometimes, having been recorded on a rubbish old video recorder. His work is a poignet collection of melancholic, foreboding, confessional and technically diverse and beautiful piano led songs. Somewhat in the vein of Thom Yorke when hitting the piano keys, but still distinguished and unlike a lot of modern music anybody hypes about. Almost baroque in a lot of ways, with folk influence, noise influence, rock influence and general balladry (in the best sense of the word).
He has been making music since about 2007, and has been one of the only artists I have ever known to be so consistently great with everything he has put out…and yet he is still completely unknown, only having just over 71 likes on Facebook. It’s a crime.
This release is a bid to get this brilliant musician some attention, attention he dearly deserves and has been long over due for many years, despite his talent, dedication and individuality.
The release will contain music from all of the releases he has put on in the past:
Very Three: The Underground Sessions (2008)
Endo Fanera (a collection of songs written between 2007-2009)
Anomie Family Brain (2011)
It’s Fine, It Happens (2011)
10 Minutes With…Videosforpictures (2011)
Joy Farm (2012)
He did release another EP quite recently called Good Dream Revised (2013), but I wont be putting any songs off there onto the discography.
I hope you guys will like what you hear, because I fucking love this guy and I am privileged to know the dude. Please download his EPs, give him some Facebook likes, share this page with your follows and post about it on Facebook. Make it your life’s work to get Videosforpictures more damn attention.
FFO: Perfume Genius, Coma Cinema, Teen Suicide, Thom Yorke/Radiohead
IT’S OUT SO COME AND BUY IT FROM ME