Friends of Friends and !K7 present
DERU ANNOUNCES LIMITED EDITION PROJECTOR FOR1979 AUDIO / VISUAL DOCUMENT
STUDIO ALBUM AVAILABLE ON VINYL & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD FROM 17 JUNE
LIMITED-EDITION LED PROJECTOR AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW
INTERACTIVE WEB EXPERIENCE FEATURING CONTRIBUTIONS FROM GASLAMP KILLER, NIGEL GODRICH AND MORE
LA-based producer and composer Deru (aka the Emmy-Award winning Benjamin Wynn) is excited to announce the upcoming release of 1979, a concept album featuring nine new songs and short films, housed in a collectable wooden handheld LED projector.
The beautiful LED projector is a sculptural object and modern day “time-capsule”, reflecting the timeless act of reconstructing documented memories. The project is inspired by a mysterious box containing letters and films the artist found at a flea market.
A limited edition run of the physical LED projectors will be produced and is available to pre-order now, but the 1979 experience will be publicly available through an interactive web video player that has been created in collaboration with director Anthony Cinnamea from 17 June 2014.
The 1979 website hosts a collection of letters, objects and cultural ephemera, all relating back to the theme of 1979. The site will host nine short films from Ciannamea that run in conjunction with the films Deru found in his cryptic flea market box as well as a gallery of user-submitted photographic “memories,” including submissions from the likes of Nigel Godrich, How To Dress Well and The Gaslamp Killer.
Deru comments, “Here it is. “1979” my new album in a handheld custom video projector. Turn it on, and the album will beam to your walls.
1979 is about memories, nostalgia, and the human experience. Memory is one of our greatest gifts; it gives us access to time, to identity, to dreams. Guided by the wisdom of Jackson Sonnanfeld-Arden, discoverer of the Nine Pure Tones, I created 1979 as a concept album through which I could share his brilliant theory, and my life-long infatuation with memory.
Before music was such an easily traded commodity, it was often an experience to which people gave their full attention. Let’s bring that experience back. Let’s respect what music is worth.”
1979 will be released from 17 June on vinyl as well as digital formats.