2021 · ART-WORK + MUSIC VIDEO + LIVE A/V
Collaboration with Kevin Richard Martin (The Bug) on a series works for “Frequencies For Leaving Earth” releases.
Artwork for the 5 volumes releases on Intercrannial Records
Music video commissioned by Elevate Festival’s Lockdown Grooves Series
“End Times! taken from “Red Light” (Intercranial Recordings 2021)
Live A/V show
2021 Alternativa Festival / HeartNoize, Prague CZ
2021 Enjoy Jazz Festival, Heidelberg DE
Show departed from my NEGATIVE SPACE installation presented at Berlin Atonal 2019 with original smoke box screen design by MFO.
Kevin Richard Martin and Pedro Maia collaborate on drone meditations for dark times
Frequencies for Leaving Earth Volumes One – Five see the artists pairing etherised jazz, pitch-black ambient, liquid drone and primordial bass explorations with transcendent analogue visuals.
Back in 2020 producer Kevin Richard Martin, best known for his work as The Bug and with Techno Animal and King Midas Sound, started a new record label, Intercranial Recordings. Responding in kind to extremely dark times with equally intense sounds, he inaugurated the new imprint with a volley of solo albums, Frequencies for Leaving Earth Volumes One to Five.
Moving from “smacked out jazz” and “massive low-end gravity”, through what Martin wryly refers to as his “gospel album”, to “celestial drones” and “cavernous dubspaces”, these five albums saw the producer plunging further into the sound worlds he has been exploring since the late ’80s.
Coming together with Portuguese filmmaker Pedro Maia, who has collaborated with Vessel, SHXCXCHCXSH and Shapednoise, Martin set these sonic explorations into deep space against transcendent analogue visuals. Using a combination of traditional analogue processing techniques and digital technology Maia presents four contemporary variations on 2001: A Space Odyssey‘s star gate, each catapulting us past earth’s orbit into the unknown.