Nußbaum / Farmer
Hallo, Sonnenschein
CDR limited 25
full-colour 20-page booklet

51 minutes in 5 movements

words, voice, visuals: Philip Nußbaum
music: Chris Farmer

inspired by the paintings of Heidrun Badgley

released on econore records eco_067

philip Nußbaum
or me if you are in BXL
The artists created a work of five movements that drew inspiration from five paintings by Heidrun Badgley. The lyrics by Nußbaum and the way they are recited by the author are sometimes painfully intimate, sometimes eerie, sometimes so solacing that it is tear-provoking and sometimes downright excruciating. This is all even emphasised by the brilliant music by Chris Farmer. The musician supports the moody lyrics by a variety of sounds that ranges from calming guitar motifs to dissolving digital noise. Unlike too many spoken-word releases, the music is not just a soundtrack that plays well together with the vocals and vice versa. But rather the vocals, thus Nußbaum’s lyrics, are an actual part of the music. They are gratefully manipulated and played with while influencing and conducting the music at the same time. (econore records site)