The Black Dog 'Music For Photographers' 4xLP
Pre-order. Due 28th January.
Music For Photographers was first created as a functional tool. For the last two years, Black Dog have been photographing our city and the brutal architecture that sits within the landscape. Throughout this process many mistakes had been made, resulting in many return visits to repeat work already undertaken. Rushing, aimlessly collecting and near misses are all common problems. Photography, just like any other artform, needs to be practised and the skills need to be attained. Like music, it’s a constant battle.
Something was needed to aid the art being sought. Black Dog created Music For Photographers with two simple rules; to be void of human voices and that it should be played in full when visiting any location. The approach to composing the music and visiting the locations evolved. It helped the whole process become a more fluid exchange of ideas and we repeated the process later while editing the photographs. The book "Brutal Sheffield" provided a full stop for the creative process, finding that perfect balance between function and form.
Music For Photographers has now become a fully functioning sigil in the creative process. Rather than just invoking, it also evokes and goes beyond being a simple function. Listen carefully and you can hear the bréton brut!
Label: Dust Science Recordings