Words: Steve Smith
Image: Jenn Kriscunas
Via email, Munson offered some background about the new album, and about the video he’s shared here:
The work Until My Last explores memories of early love and the helplessness of drowning. These may seem like disparate concepts but I oddly find connection between the two. In addition to some abstract narrative footage used in live performance of the full work, I wanted the video for “Until My Last IV” to draw upon the music as a means of generating visual content. The aural parameters of frequency, amplitude, and timbre are directly linked to the visual parameters of color, shape, and position through the use of a custom-made live multimedia application.
Until My Last will be available on the New Amsterdam Records Bandcamp page and at your favorite store or e-tailer July 27. While you’re waiting, we’ll urge you to check out Munson’s previous releases on his own Bandcamp site; particularly recommended are And So I, which includes the ingenious percussion feature How Long is the Coast of France?, and Carbon and Oxygen, a two-hour journey through an elemental imaginary landscape. And you can watch more of Munson’s video work on his personal website.