07.27.07 Press Release. Ancestor EP available today.
The newest delivery this summer from Thomas Watkiss is a 7" vinyl e.p.
entitled ANCESTOR. Leading from his work on canvas of post-industrial
abstractions and severed environmental frames, he renews the approach with
his heaviest and most carefully produced release to date. Combining
fragments of distorted guitar, echoing bass effects, found sound and
freshly composed ambience, ANCESTOR opens a sonic plain that can appeal to
followers of both contemporary art and experimental music.
The American pressing of the EP is limited to 500 copies in black vinyl
with a full color layout by the artist. Written, recorded and mixed in
Sweden and the United States ANCESTOR is merely a short sample of what to
expect from the full-length set for completion this November. A number of
worldwide independent music and art-publication retailers will be selected
to carry the EP this fall with clusters of live dates to be announced on
the website: www.thomaswatkiss.net
Watkiss, 27, has written and produced 6 portfolio albums since 2005
including the experimental production STIGMATA AND THE HUNTER with Mathias Josefson, Per Åhlund, Jon Egan, Magnus Andersson, Amit Sen and Colin Greig (Premier: May 26, 2006, Fylkingen, Stockholm). He co-founded the groups JÅW (with Josefson & Åhlund) and THOEL:EME with Joel Grimes. He curated the sound exhibition Resonance while attending CuratorLab of Konstfack ‘04/05,
He recieved his MA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Konstfack University
of Art and Design, Stockholm Sweden 2006 and a BA from the University of
Pittsburgh 2003. A member of STIM; Swedish Performing Rights Society,
Watkiss currently works from Boston, Mass.
Relative Genres: Ambient, Dark Ambient, Experimental Metal, Instrumental,
Lo-fi, Minimalist Noise, Sound Art. Licensing for film and multimedia
productions is available by request. For more information, previous sound
recordings, and images please visit www.thomaswatkiss.net
By: Thomas Watkiss
Release date: July 27, 2007
Format: 7” vinyl EP
Produced by: The Seventh Media
Catalog number: VII/TW0701
Universal Product Code: 6-3391401361-5
©2007 Thomas Watkiss (STIM)