Music For Photographers

by The Black Dog

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Pete Srdic
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Pete Srdic Didn't see this one coming, what a beautiful surprise - even though I shouldn't be surprised given these guys' skill & ears. One to go the distance, in so many situations. Dive in, and immerse. Favorite track: Lost In Lines.
mkidwel2
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mkidwel2 a super sonic experience...and i'm not even a photographer :-) Favorite track: Norman Foster Knew.
Φοίνιξ
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Φοίνιξ The best release by The Black Dog yet. Long and very thoughtful, the album is 97% perfect. The only part that was a bit jarring was the beginning of “We Are All Memories,” which really jumped out of the mix. Still an amazing release. Favorite track: Sensor.
craig burston
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craig burston Has The Black Dog invented a new genre? Heavy Ambient. Superb stuff.
Andrew Miller
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Andrew Miller Just ordered the vinyl “Music For Photographers”……..can’t wait!!!!
xflowbln
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xflowbln How I love being bitten by The Black Dog, twice :-) Music for Real Airports was great already, but I am no airport, but a photographer, and this is even greater. Deep, dark, moody, trippy, sophisticated - nothing that becomes boring. Fantastic sounds, lads! And greetings from Berlin
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about

We’ve always worked apart. For us, it’s nothing new. Large online servers have been in place for years but at some stage, we always meet up while working on an album to pour over the details, tone and running order. We create storyboards and write text to support and form the ideas. However, this process and the simple ability to sit in the same room just wasn’t possible during the pandemic. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, on this project we believe that it has helped us to capture the isolation a photographer seeks with their subject. It's an attempt at slowing down and finding something internal. When the chatter stops, the creative intentions seep through.

Music For Photographers was first created as a functional tool. For the last two years, we’ve been photographing our city and the brutal architecture that sits within the landscape. Throughout this process many mistakes had been made, resulting in many return visits to repeat work already undertaken. Rushing, aimlessly collecting and near misses are all common problems. Photography, just like any other artform, needs to be practised and the skills need to be attained. Like music, it’s a constant battle.

Something was needed to aid the art being sought.

We created Music For Photographers with two simple rules; to be void of human voices and that it should be played in full when visiting any location. Our approach to composing the music and visiting the locations evolved. It helped the whole process become a more fluid exchange of ideas and we repeated the process later while editing the photographs. The book "Brutal Sheffield" provided a full stop for the creative process, finding that perfect balance between function and form.

Music For Photographers has now become a fully functioning sigil in our creative process. Rather than just invoking, it also evokes and goes beyond being a simple function. Listen carefully and you can hear the bréton brut!

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released November 12, 2021

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