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this was a pretty big deal for me.
For years now, The Silent Ballet has been devoted to writing, reviewing, exposing, and celebrating the best in instrumental and experimental music; part of this includes curating underrated or unsigned, instrumental artists to be a part of their free downloadable compilation series.
well, i was contacted by them to submit a song, a very humbling and left field honor, to which my response was "could i also please do the artwork?!"
the cover stemmed from my feelings towards ambient and drone (the loose theme of this 16th volume in the series):
if percussion and punctuation is a dot, then at first i wanted to explore the resonance and space between the points, to "represent the others implied" (hence, the ambassador etc. moniker). later i wanted to extend that dot to create a line, blurring points of origin or reference. now i wonder if it is possible to make points radiate outward, like a dandelion made of layers and walls, waiting to be wished upon and blown, and lost to the dense fog of 'gorgeous noise'.
you can download the record for free HERE.
it comes with a nice press release about everyone involved as well
thank you for looking and listening!