Transfigurations is inspired by Philip Glass's 1989 album Solo Piano. Riffing off of Rauschenberg's De Kooning erasure, Transfigurations is an poetic homage to an influential album. The song set represents the coalescence of over a decade of experiments in Skip Music exploring a new musical idiom.
A series of circular grooves were cut onto a record from each track of the source material. The locked grooves were then layered and mixed to create each Transfiguration. As part of the rules of composition, no sequencing or digital editing was allowed. Compression, equalization, and effects could be added to the signal path, but the main mix tool was the volume knob.
Transfigurations will be hand cut onto vinyl to an edition of 10 records only. The edition will be signed and numbered and feature an archival print of the circular score dry mounted to the face of the cardboard sleeve. These extremely limited editions are produced to counteract the over-commodification of music, treating an album more like a fine art print. profits from the sale of the edition will be donated to charity.
The song titles were erased from John Giorno's 2015 poem God is Man Made and the artwork was generated by collaging a sliver of a handwritten score into a circle.
Pleas allow six weeks for delivery.