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New music video: Ray LaMontagne “Supernova”

April, 2014

A couple of weeks ago my latest music video premiered over at The Huffington Post!

It’s Ray LaMontagne’s first ever music video, the Grammy awarded musician was very cool to work for and had some really nice things to say to the HuffPo about my work:

“I first came across Lucy Dyson’s work through the video for Gemma Ray’s lovely song ‘Rescue Me.’ I was hooked immediately. Genius. I was instantly taken with her Terry Gilliam-esque use of layered, ragged cut-out images. To me that was the anchor. A familiar place for my imagination to leap from. But very quickly you realize that the narrative is taking you somewhere that you didn’t expect. It feels like you’re on a roller coaster in some weird circus of the psychedelic burlesque. And yet, underneath all that strange and beautiful imagery there’s this sense that she is truly emotionally invested in the storytelling. To me, it’s like she can see within a song some hidden fourth dimension, a dimension that you didn’t even know existed until she pulls aside the curtain and invites you in.”

 

Here is the video:

 

 

I will post a good selection of high-res stills from the music video shortly, I had so much fun creating every single scene in the animation.

I also made an animated teaser for the song leading up to the single release, which you can watch here:

 

 

I’m in Melbourne for another week and a tiny bit, then I will be heading back to Berlin to get stuck into three new and exciting animation projects that hopefully won’t keep me locked in my studio all summer. Oh, I also have a solo exhibition at Das Gift opening on the 25th of April, will post about that later this week! It has been so nice being on holiday!

 

 

Recent album art

March, 2014

Here are some recent (and upcoming) music releases I’ve made artwork for, all these releases also come out on vinyl, the best format for enjoying album artwork! I’m writing this from Melbourne Australia, I’m back for a cousin’s wedding and a very overdue visit to see all my friends and family, I’m having such a great time, but it will be nice to return to Berlin later in April with spring properly in swing.

 

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First, back in November 2013 the excellent Series Alphonos label came out with Cremator’s Clear Air Turbulence. The art work I made for this release is a straight up paper collage. Cremator is London one-man synth geek Matt Thompson, (Zoltan, Guapo), and this record takes you on a sci-fi tune-fest ala John Carpenter meets Kraftwerk. Series Alphonos is an off-shoot of the Bronze Rat record label, which focuses on “left-of-centre musical meanderings, soundtracks, and strange treasures from hidden corners”. Another recent Series Alphonos release is the Krzysztof Komeda soundtrack to Roman Polanski’s – Dance of the Vampires (aka The Fearless Vampire Killers), available now for the first time ever on vinyl, excellent label!

 

Teeth & Tongue Grids

 

Teeth and Tongue‘s latest album “Grids” was released last week. I have worked with Teeth & Tongue (aka Jess Cornelius) on some early music videos, but I think the album cover for Grids is my favourite collaboration with her so far. The cover image is an original paper collage, which will be included in a solo exhibition I have coming up at Das Gift in Berlin in late April. ‘Grids’ is Teeth & Tongues follow up to 2011′s Tambourine, it is such an excellent record and is out on Remote Control Records.

 

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And finally, here is the super awesome 7″ picture disc I got to make for Gemma Ray! Death Disc is a Record Store Day 2014 exclusive, and features two teenage tragedies in song form, and the track Motorbike also includes a special appearance from Alan Vega from Suicide (!!)  Above is the A-side art I made and below is the B-side. It was a bit of a dream job!

 

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…..and here is a picture (courtesy of  Gemma Ray’s facebook page!) of the disc box-fresh and ready for Record Store Day!

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I have a few more album art jobs I’m working on, but these are the ones I can share for now. I’ll also post details for my upcoming Berlin exhibition shortly!

 

 

 

 

Untitled (New Year)

December, 2013

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Untitled (New Year), 2013. Paper collage, 20.5 x 24 cm

Since I last posted I have made so many new pieces, this is one of them. It could be read as my vision for 2014 (which according to my mum suggests I might be planning on moving somewhere warmer, like Australia! Her hopes for 2014!). Maybe in the new year I will start posting more regularly, a new collage  (or work in progress) each day (ha, I post here on average once every 2 months), or at least each week. I have a few album art commissions and a second  music video for a kid’s song on the go (the first one I finished a couple of months ago, so it should be released sometime soon, along with the art I made for the album both songs feature on).

Happy new year, it sounds like a war zone out in Kreuzberg tonight, I will join in with my own pack of fireworks later!

 

Untitled (catpocalypse)

October, 2013

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Untitled (catpocalypse), 2013. Paper collage  © Lucy Dyson  27.5 x 36 cm

A recent piece of work I made. It kinda reminds me of a 1980s record cover.

Summer

August, 2013

Here are some new  collages I have been making over the last couple of months, an ongoing summer series…

Lucy Dyson Toucan

Toucan
Paper collage © L Dyson
25 x 33 cm

Lucy Dyson Big Cat

The Big Cat
Paper collage © L Dyson
28.5 x 34 cm

Lucy Dyson 8 Of Legs

Eight Of Legs
Paper collage © L Dyson
22.8 x 16.5 cm

Lucy Dyson Camping

Camping
Paper collage © L Dyson
21.5 x 24 cm

Lucy Dyson hummingbirds

Hummingbirds
Paper collage © L Dyson
27 x 30.3 cm

Lucy Dyson Mountain

 Mountain
Paper collage © L Dyson
20.8 x 20.8 cm

Volcano

Volcano
Paper collage © L Dyson
30.5 x 23.2 cm

Lucy Dyson Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty
Paper collage © L Dyson
17 x 17 cm

woman red flowers

Woman (red flowers)
Paper collage © L Dyson
22.8 x 16.5 cm

Lucy Dyson Floating In Space

Floating In Space
Paper collage © L Dyson
26 x 17 cm

Lucy Dyson dolphin girl

Dolphin Girl
Paper collage © L Dyson
17 x 17 cm

New Music Video: Kate Miller-Heidke “Ride This Feeling”

July, 2013

 

Kate Miller-Heidke “Ride This Feeling”
Directed by Lucy Dyson
Animated by Joseph Jensen
Sony BMG

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New Music Video: Adam Franklin & Bolts of Melody “I Want You Right Now”

July, 2013

 

Adam Franklin & Bolts of Melody “I Want You Right Now”
Directed & produced by Lucy Dyson
DoPs (UK) Joseph Jensen (USA/Co-director) Elliott Sellers
Starring Jessica Paré (Mad Men)
Goodnight Records

This music video was released a couple of months ago, I’ve been terrible at updating things over here!

 

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