I hope you're safe and sound during these virulently chaotic times. Are you bored at home or at work? Then I have some immersive remedies that might cheer you up!
We just released a new album by Vanessa Sinclair and Douglas Lucas (of Damages and Arcana Machine fame): Sound 23. (pictured above)
An evocative collaboration between Vanessa Sinclair and American sound artist Douglas Lucas. This album contains eight tracks that weave Sinclair’s cut-up poems into revealing packages of sonorous delight. Sometimes harsh and aggressive, sometimes soft and alluring; always seductive in their joint efforts at upheaving the rational mind and its many intellectual accomplices. After the cataclysmic clash of rational refusal, we are here left with the purely sensual delight that comes from giving in to what random chance suggests, and what spontaneous creation actually brings.
The standard edition consists of a CD, an information sheet, three reproduced collages, one reproduced page from Vanessa Sinclair’s remix of Carl Abrahamsson’s novel Mother, Have A Safe Trip, and two photographs of the artists. Numbers 8-23.
The deluxe edition consists of a box containing a CD, an information sheet, three reproduced collages, three reproduced pages from Vanessa Sinclair’s remix of Carl Abrahamsson’s novel Mother, Have A Safe Trip, and four photographs of the artists, plus one original collage, signed by Vanessa Sinclair. Numbers 1-7.
And you surely haven't missed these other snazzy collaborations with Highbrow Lowlife:
Vanessa Sinclair & Carl Abrahamsson: Mementeros – A turbulent thrust into a void of substance
Last year saw the release of the Sinclair & Abrahamsson film “Mementeros – A turbulent thrust into a void of substance.” It’s a mind-bending super 8 extravaganza into a world of deep eroticism, transcending time and space and evoking all your innermost secret fantasies. Mixing vintage super 8 footage with newly shot material, the film brings a psycho-sexual impact that paralyses the rational mind and opens the floodgates of libido-drenched impulses. One considerable part of the overall “Mementeros” effect is the merging of the cut-ups of Vanessa Sinclair and the music of Carl Abrahamsson. Now their soundtrack is finally released on CD in an edition made in collaboration between Highbrow Lowlife and Trapart Editions, strictly limited to 23 copies.
The signed standard edition consists of a CD with the soundtrack, an information sheet, two reproduced collages, and four photographs of the artists. Numbers 8-23.
The signed deluxe edition consists of a box containing a CD with the soundtrack, an information sheet, two reproduced collages, and four photographs of the artists, plus one set of 13 photographs (a full miniature reproduction set of the artists’ “Mementeros” exhibition in Switzerland in 2019), plus a DVD with the “Mementeros” film. Numbers 1-7. PLEASE NOTE: This edition has been sold out.
Please note: some of the original cut-up-collages for the Swiss exhibition are still available from Trapart: https://store.trapart.net/item/4
Vanessa Sinclair & Carl Abrahamsson: Cut To Fit The Mouth
“Cut To Fit The Mouth” was the first album by Vanessa Sinclair and Carl Abrahamsson to be released (on cassette by Arcana Machine, 2017, and on digital by Highbrow Lowlife, 2018). This special Trapart Editions release consists of a standard version (16 copies) and a boxed, deluxe version (7 copies).
The standard edition consists of one CD, one information sheet, one textual sheet, and one photograph of the artists performing live at the opening of their exhibition “Cut To Fit The Mouth” in Sundsvall, 2019, assembled in a special Highbrow Lowlife envelope. This version is limited to 16 numbered copies.
The deluxe edition contains the same items as the standard edition, plus one facsimile sheet of the cassette release’s special collage, one extra photo of VS & CA, one copy of the cassette released by Arcana Machine, plus one unique cut-up signed by Vanessa Sinclair. All of these items are housed in a sturdy and elegant box. This version is limited to 7 numbered copies.
Vanessa Sinclair & Akoustik Timbre Frekuency: The Chapel Is Empty
A brand new collaboration between British sound sorcerer Akoustik Timbre Frekuency and American artist/poet Vanessa Sinclair takes us into evocative vistas of vibration and revelation. Sinclair’s words and sensual voice sometimes floats on top of ATF’s sea of sounds, and sometimes submerges itself to challenge us from the depths. The magic lies in the words, in the performance and in the stripped honesty of Sinclair’s subconscious contacts. The merging of these two talents creates a listening experience that completely defies times and space; one that is eager to tell you stories and convey emotions that perhaps don’t really exist anywhere else than in the listener's mind…Who’s to say? Who’s to tell? The chapel may be empty, as Sinclair’s poetry suggests, but it’s definitely waiting to be filled again. And this is what it sounds like.
The standard edition consists of one CD, one information sheet, one double-sided cut-up by Vanessa Sinclair, and two photographs (of the artists), assembled in a special Highbrow Lowlife envelope. This version is limited to 24 numbered copies.
The deluxe edition contains the same items as the standard edition, plus three additional photographs (of the artists), plus one unique cut-up signed by Vanessa Sinclair. All of these items are housed in a sturdy and elegant box. This version is limited to 12 numbered copies.
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Thank You for your attention and support! Stay safe, healthy and sane!
Carl Abrahamsson, Stockholm, March 30th, 2020
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