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Beauty Pill is band I really like from Washington DC. They have released two EPs (The Cigarette Girl From the Future and You Are Right to be Afraid) and their last album, The Unsustainable Lifestyle, came out in 2004. In … Continue reading →

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two three four my name is Chad Clark and I'm in the ban. Repel beautiful is abandoned. I really like from Washington DC last album. The unsustainable lifestyle was released in two thousand and four since then check clerk had a serious illness that nearly killed. I add, a mere ethics reigns in two thousand, a virus infected his heart, so usually swells and you die, and I didn't, I think it's entirely accurate to boil this down to cause and effect here at the same time, his product Ass, a musician changed dramatically as well. I was kind of became dismayed about putting suffer I dont think I was even aware that that was happening to me. If you talk to me two years ago. I wouldn't know all the stuff they know now a clearly. I was resisting actively resisting putting out Iraq and because he was sick and making music, but not putting out music people big and to wonder about Chat Clark,
being protectionist egg or reclusive those two words that have been repeated to me a few times. There were rumours the brine Wilson fantasy that I, like the Elise going crazy in a sandbox somewhere. So that was the problem and the whole point of what I want to do and what music as communication. So I will admit that it was a misguided M David and shakes, and others in the shadow of a cow here in voice is one of which will never seeing again when this is over, and this look like the way things were going to be. But then beauty pill got an intriguing invitation from artist fear: a new multi media art space Liddy's year. They had just asked me to come down to see the space and talk about doing something. Creative with me, very open ended very you just want you to be creative kind of
idea, the best kind of invitation to receive. I came down and we walked around the space and we talked about different things that we could do and the obvious idea sprang up. He could create ambient. Hoping music to fill the space or some kind of audio installation, but as there walking around they came to a room in the space with very distinctive fenestrelle action, and we looked into this Black Box data and there's a window that looks down into the theatre, distinctive detained Clark that, as I had no idea and the first the Black Box data looked really call to me, but Mostly, the window was an interesting. Idea, because the wind looks down into the space and I'm a huge beetles fan, and if you just Google Abbe Road studio to, and you will see This design, the famous beetle, The EU has a window that looks down a second floor window that looks down into the space. It's angle, most exactly like the window and artist sphere, and that excited me he d pillow record a new album than album that no, that was going to happen in the Black Box there in
and of everyone, letting people watch us work all inspired by window and then you have in the closest one could ever hope to get the dancing about architecture. They called the project, the immersive ideal, immersive ideal would be accessible and visible to everyone. And we would hopefully loose our cells in the process, which is where the title comes from the ideal way to make music, which is to just sort of drop yourself into it and do nothing, but that for a period of time they had two weeks there's a deadline. No, I think, there's a way you could view the constraints of this project as a form of confinement, but to Chad. Immersive ideal was not about putting himself in official in being forced to perform a task with every one watching it was about opening up the walls. Inviting people into the process in the studio? You can lose yourself entirely, and that can be a really narcotic and wonderful thing, but it can
the easy to forget that the main purpose of what you're doing is to make a piece of music. That is heard by someone else and that communicates entry this meant an idea or a sensation. Ornaments into someone else Easy to lose sight of that when you're in the antiseptic close the wall in know, environs of a studio working in open air. You never lose sight of that as an objective of moving someone else. As an objective case in point theatre, Slash, recording studio was set up, so people can only observe through the Abbe Road window. Now the reality is where nice people and If we saw someone stand at the window for two or three hours watching us work. Adjusting the right to invite them down. So what I would do, as I would waved them down, I would waved to them at the window and I would say, come on down and we did this quite often. Sometimes the boy
but invited it and the recording area would erupt into applause, which is not something you gently one in the studio recorded. This was one of the manifestations where you could tell people were our side are invested in wanting to work, but the other factors that the crime begin to guide some of the creative process on this Stephen into on HIV Clark came into the room with a vision for the song. My original gamma was kind of slow disco kind of somewhat erotic, somewhat dark but kind of slow, too slow to dance to, and I thought this was provocative You can feel that there is a damned speed, but it was slow down to the point where you really couldn't dance to it, and the rest of the man was feeling that it should have a brisker pace and It's pretty ottoman on trying to pursue. This vision of slow disco who hasn't pursued slow disco, but when they were recording the sun or something like twelve, also in the room, and I could feel
As the ban was trying to honour my vision, I could feel it wasn't working I could see, The ban was an myself and then I was outnumbered by the band, but I can also he'll from behind me. I was like this is, I'm the only one in this damned room. There's like eighty people in this room. Only when the things this song should be slow. I think I'm probably wrong here. Why go is like this. I think I'm wrong I probably let go of my concept that it should be slow soon. I think then I would have, I not felt the presence of other people in the room. HU the spell wasn't working on and if we, working in a studio. I I probably would have eventually acquiesced. I do trust the band, but I certainly feel like this. This
She'll presence of other people helped me realise that that my approach wasn't working at all. But that's not to say that inviting the ground the room, even the metaphorical crown, is the right way to create something. It's a paradox, because if Radiohead, when they were making kid A had allowed a crowd in while they were working, that crowd might have been we dismayed, but every they were doing. Why are you doing this year guitar rock band. Why? I liked your last record was great: why don't you just do another? One of those? The crowd doesn't always have the vision, so there are times when you have to knowingly push Paeon what is socially desired at that point, to arrive at a fresh and worthwhile result, so it's complicated it's not just one way or just the other. You could never designed the perfect situation for creating greater. It just doesn't work that way, but sometimes you have to make some rules.
And sometimes you have to decide that five notes for all it takes. And sometimes the circumstances dictate that disco is supposed to be fast. It's, probably all the time actually know. I think about it now. Ninety nine percent invisible whispered. He says we buy me women Mars with same reeds and may possible, with support from the lunar, making a difference with creativity, its approach, the key W. Ninety one point: seven local public radio in San Francisco, the American is due architects in San Francisco and the centre for sector, into the programme distributed by PR acts, the public radio exchange, making public radio more public at pr stunt. To find out more about this programme and beautiful. You really want to find out more about people got our websites, in presenting this summit.
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