The closing track of Sunday Morning is Gotta sleep now. It’s an atmospheric soundscape created from a series of guitar loops, with additional vocals by Susannah Legge. Originally clocking in around 7mins, it was cut back to a rather short 2:27 so it would fit on the B-side of a (future) vinyl release. In the future I’ll put up an extended mix of it which is closer to the original… or maybe even a live recording of it… it seems to be a bit of a crowd please-er at the gigs we’ve been doing.

Media artist Lucy Benson too on the track for the art exhibition at Dear Patti Smith Gallery. She is currently based in Berlin, and makes works from live video technologies and projected images.

Lucy’s work ‘Time to sleep’ was a highlight at the exhibition, and any on-line video representation of the will not do it justice, as it will not accurately represent the impact of the dark-swirling imagery which sat in somewhat seemless harmony with the music. Photographic images below seem to represent the mood better. (Thanks to Penny Lane and Anna Gilby for the photos)

Lucy writes of the process: “The music of Winterpark invokes a particular feeling of being both utterly present in one moment yet adrift in a dizzying sense of timelessness. Time To Sleep embodies this effect perfectly and also echoes it in the story of the lyrics. The voice floats and ripples through a landscape, sounding not separate from the environment, but as if it flows through every element of it.
My process for this piece was to to make a location study, returning to the same spot day after day and letting the camera observe the natural environment until the elements of that environment transcended their moment and place. The footage is not treated in any way; the abstraction is the result of the conditions of tide, wind and sky coming together on one particular day.”

listen to gotta sleep now:

Here is a full list of the artists involved at the album launch/exhibition at the Dear Patti Smith gallery and which tracks they are responding to from the new album

1. A Movie ending: Jewels Stevens (Visual artist/painting)
2. Fade out: Penny Lane (Photography)
3. Wunderkind: Eugenia Lim (Multimedia artist)
4. Centre of the universe: Jordy Hewitt (Visual artist/drawing)
5. Hiccups: Kate Stokes (Kinaesthetic sculpture/design)
6. Teenage kicks: Jessica Rizzi (Photography)
7. Friday nights forever: Ross Mclennan (Musician/visual artist)
8. Sunday morning: Jess Racklyeft (Illustration)
9. Hey Love: Jarrah Gurrie (Film maker)
10. Five times: Haslett Grounds (Architectural design)
11. Neighbours on ice: Trudy Moore (Sculpture)
12. The night beetle: Gavin Youngs (Film Maker)
13. Timings all wrong: Adele Winteridge (Interior architect/design)
14. Gotta sleep now: Lucy Benson (New media)

join up on the facebook event page to read more about the individual artists!

I’ll also be profiling their work here on this blog after the exhibition with links to each of the musical works.

In celebration of Winterpark’s 3rd album release, fourteen local and international artists have each given their individual creative response to tracks off the album. The works will cover a range of media, photography and painting to new media and installation works.

This exhibition will run over 3 days at the Dear Patti Smith Gallery in Smith St. Collingwood from Thursday July 21-Saturday July 23. At the launch event Winterpark will perform tracks from the new album live.

Each day until the launch i’ll be posting links to each of the artists websites.

I’ll also be posting links to these new album tracks that each of the artists are working with in the coming days!

Please come along to the launch, and join the facebook event page