Just Like Movie Stars
Redux presents the third in the VINYL series of art and music collaborations
"Just like Movie
Stars", derived from the
title of Matt Sharp's new record.
Los Angeles based Matt Sharp and the band Goldenboy arrive in London to play for one night
only at Redux on Thursday 11th November, to launch the new
single "Just like Movie Stars"
on Split Records, before commencing their European
tour. The concert will be staged in the context of the art
gallery and the current exhibition at Redux "Chat
Moss" by Derek Hampson.
Sharp's music can be characterised by the distinct American
heritage embedded in the sound of an acoustic guitar, familiarised
in the hybrid forms taken from the imported early development of folk
/ blues to one couched in a more generalised
suburban, provincial and electric style;
melancholic lyricism traced for example from the un-dramatic
poetry of Lou Reed and Leonard Cohen, the most archetypical exemplars
of its urban influence, as both universal style and individual
Sharp's music announces a certain bitter-sweet
and urbane pleasure in this melancholic, suburbanised and reduced
world. It is complemented by Hampson's
ceiling painting, that represents,
phenomenologically, the moment of a non-descript
Chat Moss, also the title of the work,
which, at the turn of the first industrial revolution,
during the construction of the railways, was itself a prime example in the belated
process of creating the contemporary world.
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