No.19 – Veronica Green

Yes, I realised my celebration of 25 portraits completed was not quite right – I’ve never been able to count properly… I have been following the work of VG for a while and she produces superb techno and electronica.

This portrait started out as a somewhat cartoon-like sketch. Later I began experimenting with drips and pours, ending up with a finish a bit like coloured glass.

From her Soundcloud write-up:

Veronica Green (Veronica Gudmundson) is based in London UK and in Sweden. V Green has released on Bass Agenda Recordings, Section 27: Sectioned V.5.0, v.6.0, v.7.0 and Touched 2, 3, Dalekovod V5: Crobot Muzik, and has compiled the Earthlings Compilation 1 and 2 together with ADJ. The most recent release is a vinyl release on the UK label Pyramid Transmissions. Veronica Green is also making music under the name ORGANISM together with ADJ.


She has played her live sets in various countries around Europe.

For more tracks and to purchases please go to veronicagreen.bandcamp.com

You can also hear some of her work here.

Below are some progress shots, illustrating the process. G-Photos have put them in an order for the photo-collage 🙂

And, finally, here’s a close-up, showing the glass-like surface.

No.28 – ML Buch

I first heard ML Buch’s unique sound via a mix by Smerz, who I had seen live supporting Shura at Trinity Bristol. She does weird and wonderful things with sound and synths and delivers strange unsettling narratives in deadpan ethereal. The results are devastating, addictive and completely beautiful.

No.27 – Moor Mother

Considering the lyrical content of the work and some of the specific barbs, I was hesitant to paint Moor Mother. But what the hell. Her music and poetry are completely essential. Pushing the limits of what is musically possible, challenging and opening minds.

Bandcamp Page here.

Ice – A Soundtrack

I have made my first album, inspired by the 1967 novel by Anna Kavan. Here is a complete mix of all the tracks with added snippets of the narrative recorded using text to speech.

The album will be released via Bandcamp in the autumn. I’d hoped it would be earlier bu there are tweaks to be made.

A video for track 1 will follow.

Ice – by Anna Kavan (1967), Cover Image Copyright Penguin Books

Pilgrim Radio News and a Space Mix

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Pilgrim Radio will be broadcasting from The Manhole cover (on 19th April 8.23pm Bicycle Day) until Bollingen Tower (on 24th April 5.23pm). We journey from the Cerne Giant to the CERN LHC – from the large hardon to the large hadron, perhaps to immanentize the Eschaton or to reset story, or… who knows. As Bill Drummond once said – “If we knew why, we wouldn’t be doing it…”

Anyhow, do tune in…

https://pilgrimradio.info

This is one of my mixes up for broadcast. It combines The KLF’s mysterious and hard-to-find EP Space, made with the Orb, with some more recent Space music artists, namely Melanohelios, Stellardrone, Makirikur (aka, me), Ascendant and Bluetech.

No. 18 Julianna Barwick

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Something a bit different this time – a linocut. In fact, I may be veering towards reworking this project into a series of prints, starting back with Shura. Will still be painting the whole series though. Watch this space.

Julianna Barwick makes unique and extraordinary music with her voice and electronics.

Here she is live on KEXP:

Three studio albums – The Magic Place (2011), Nepenthe (2013) and Will (2016).

Sui generis, beautiful and amazing.

Listen and buy on Bandcamp.

Soundcloud here.