Josh Thorpe releases a new album ‘Love & Weather’, via Unusual Music Exchange.
In his earlier years Thorpe, who has lived in Toronto and now resides in Glasgow, studied experimental music with James Tenney, who was a student of John Cage
The six tracks from the Scots-based Canadian span over 35 minutes, and include recent single ‘Down To The Ground’.
“What I like about ‘Down To The Ground’,” Thorpe confesses, “is its texture and vibe. Also a feeling of intimacy with the material world. Typical of this band, the song brings discordant and sweet, polished and unpolished, into play together. It’s a kind of love song where love is thought of as a confluence of strange and specific forces.”
Thorpe is a visual artist who has made psychedelic installations of threads, balloons, and “a big public work of flags flying with stupid drawings on them”.
The cover image of ‘Love & Weather’ was taken by artist Angelica Mesiti, of Mathew McWilliams, who also shot the video for album track ‘Down to the Ground’, a view of Paris lockdown with humour and delight.
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