Edition of 100
Vinyl record and four panel gatefold record outer sleeve, two panel inner sleeve with unique silkscreen text on front and back
Signed and numbered
A. Gwilym Gold 'Muscle'
B. Gwilym Gold 'Muscle' (Beam remix)
Muscle is the new single from Gwilym Gold, and the first release on HYMN, a new record label founded by Eddie Peake in collaboration with The Vinyl Factory. Released on 21st July 2014 the single comes backed with a remix by Beam.
The seeds of the music that would become Muscle were sown when Gold and Peake worked together during Eddie Peake’s White Cube exhibition, Adjective Machine Gun. Eight hours a day, four days a week for six weeks straight in 2013, Gold would sit at a piano in the gallery improvising a soundtrack to Peake’s work with five dancers for a piece entitled Infinite Disparity. Like some fast-tracking of Malcolm Gladwell’s fabled 10,000 hour rule of greatness, from this mammoth 200 hour extemporisation came forth the tender and strange beauty that is Muscle. As with previous collaborations, Gold has created the music and Peake the visuals, including all of the record artwork and music video. Muscle is the first new recorded material from Gwilym Gold since the release of the ground-breaking TENDER METAL project in 2012. A pioneering musical piece available exclusively in BRONZE - the generative music format created by Gwilym Gold with producer Lexxx, which reinterprets songs in real time, manipulating all aspects of the sound to open up a world of unprecedented musical possibilities. As an idea, it remains truly ahead of its time.
Eddie Peake’s work encompasses a broad array of media, and in his performances he often draws upon the power of live music and sound as a means to convey, as well as dictate, emotional and psychological narratives. His recent music projects include last year’s Sing About Me Part 1 with Kendrick Lamar, St John Sessions with Actress, and Infinite Disparity with Gold, Ben Esser and Alexis Nunez.
A standard unsigned, unnumbered version of the record without the additional silkscreen application is also available for £10 until availability runs out. Please note that there is a limit of three editions per person. If you have any questions regarding this edition please email firstname.lastname@example.org