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Jacob Bannon (Converge, Etc.) To Release New Art Book, Complete With A Soundtrack


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Wear Your Wounds/Converge frontman Jacob Bannon has assembled a new book titled “Dunedevil: An Artistic Journey Into Abstraction & Isolation” and will release it on May 19th. According to an official press release:

“An intrepid force in the music and visual art worlds, Jacob Bannon is now adding publishing to his docket of pursuits. Bannon’s forthcoming book, Dunedevil (May 19, self-released), amounts to nearly 300 pages of visceral abstract paintings, vulnerable journal entries and austere photographs collected during a 7-day retreat in the hinterland of Massachusetts.

Dunedevil emerged from Bannon’s weeklong residence in the C-Scape Dune Shack (formerly known as the Cohen Shack) within the Peaked Hill Bars National Register Historical District in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The area’s jagged seacoast, rolling sand dunes and primitive desolation spurred an outpouring of mixed media work, photography and music.

‘I don’t consider myself a traditional musician/artist/writer,’ Bannon says. ‘I see those definitions as a bit limiting. ‘Life’ artist makes the most sense to me, as I see all of my creative outlets to be linked together, coming from the same place internally.'”

An aural companion soundtrack for the release will also be released on May 19th and was composed under Bannon‘s Wear Your Wounds moniker. That seven-song outing was recorded during the same period the book was created, with the following said of the sessions for it:

“Each day, the skeleton of a song was recorded using a portable recording device powered by a Goal Zero solar power setup. The sounds were captured through an Apogee Duet using a Critter & Guitari mini piano, Martin Jr. guitar, assorted effects pedals, and a Shure SM7B microphone. Mike McKenzie graciously played additional guitar on “Be Still My Heart” at a later date. All songs were then refined and mixed during the winter of 2016, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.

The release is meant to be an experimental musical companion piece to the J. BannonDunedevil” art book. Though they can be enjoyed separately, it is suggested that you view the book and listen to the music at the same time.”

A track from it titled “Insects” can be streamed below. You can pre-order both at jacobbannon.com.

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