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Jon Langford lager kunst på tvers
Datum: 2011-05-20

Jon Langford er waliseren som har vært med på å gjøre alternativ country til et vesentlig morsommere sted å være de siste femten årene. Langford er både musiker med bandene The Waco Brothers, Mekons og Pine Valley Cosmonauts, har laget en rekke soloplater og har vært innvolvert i diverse musikalske samarbeid på kryss og tvers.

I tillegg er han en anerkjent kunstner som har sine verk hengende på veggen til mang en musikkinteressert kunstkjenner.

Nå slipper han en ny bok, som inneholder et utvidet opptrykk av solodebuten, »Skull Orchard«, fra 1998.

Bok/ plate kan bl.a. kjøpes fra villagerecords.com.

Her er en mer inngående engelsk tekst om multikunstprosjektet.

Jon Langford is best known for the music he creates with the Mekons and the Waco Brothers, but he’s gained increasing acclaim for his visual art, too, over the past decade. Nashville Radio, his first book+CD of paintings, writing, and music (Verse Chorus Press, 2005) was a sprawling, jam-packed collection full of punk energy.
For this book, Langford has created a highly personal portrait of Wales, where he was born and raised. It incorporates a CD featuring Langford’s rare album “Skull Orchard,» originally released in 1998 on a label that promptly went bankrupt, and revamped and extended with live material (and a Welsh male voice choir) for this edition. The songs’ lyrics, at once autobiographical and fanciful, are illustrated in a series of “word paintings« scattered throughout the book, which also includes an A to Z of Welsh culture and history (personal and general), thematically related etchings and paintings, family photographs, and Langford’s first published fiction, a dystopian fable about a whale and a dolphin.

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