More great news for Lynch fans in 2016.
HEXA, ambient maestro and Room40 label boss Lawrence English and Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart, are gearing up to release a project in conjunction with David Lynch. Last year, the two performed at a Lynch retrospective in Australia at Brisbane’s Gallery Of Modern Art, soundtracking a portion called Factory Photography. Now that soundtrack will be available to all.
The music “is a work that maps the terrain of Lynch’s photographs, and more broadly, the idea of industrial music in a post-industrial age,” writes José Da Silva, who commissioned HEXA for the exhibition, in the soundtrack liner notes. “Lawrence English and Jamie Stewart use Lynch’s photographs as both a literal and symbolic point of departure, building compositions that are attuned to the spectral histories contained within them.”
HEXA’s Factory Photographs will be out November 4 on Room40. They’ll debut an audio-visual work next year, which will include, via Lynch, the original photo montage the music was presented with.
Watch the two perform at the exhibition below.