Things around the shop besides records...
The Daily Nice to see Jason's daily photos.
This sculpture is from 2009, it is a clay piece that was designed in much the same way that many of the Plasticine models were made for my 2006 ink series. The clay was almost dried up, I broke it into pieces glued it to a base and painted it. In the background is a flyer for the Modular Synth documentary "I Dream Of Wires". See the site here.
The doc is produced partly by local synth enthusiast Jason Amm, Also known as Solvent, and for bringing us the monthly Minimal-Cold Wave night ICE MACHINE. First Friday of every month at Embassy bar in Toronto.
Here is a new addition to the walls, this ink drawing is equally inspired by my recent X-Canada drive as it is by a more recent purchase of a Ralph Lundsten album entitled Shangri-La. Ralph Lundsten is a Swedish electronic music pioneer who lives in a castle. See it here.
The cover art to Shangri-La is done in blue, it depicts a robot giving flowers to a beautiful naked lady in the woods by moonlight.My drawing obviously copies some of those elements, but of course I have been using many of these themes for years already. So I'll do what I want!
But if we are looking for records, there are many new additions...
Night Crawlers, The Little Black Egg, a psychedelic garage rarity form 1967. A real gem of a record on original Kapp records.
An awesome bluesy psych record for fans of Blue Cheer and UK proto-metal.
LP's LPs, 104 Ossington ave, Toronto.