In cooperation with Shiny Toys Festival, we are releasing FORM FOAM by Sculpture, the opto-musical agglomerate made up of Dan Hayhurst (music), and Reuben Sutherland (animation).

  • 12″ Animated Picture Disc
  • Out November 18
  • Distributed by Cargo Records
  • Pre-order here

FORM FOAM isn’t only a record with music on it, it’s also a movie on your turntable.  It’s simple: To see the video content, direct a bright lamp at the record as it plays and then film the surface of the record as it spins. The camera will need to shoot progressively at a very high shutter speed with a frame rate of 25fps. Alternatively, view the disc under a strobe flashing 25 times per second.

This makes listening to FORM FOAM on headphones something like watching a 3D movie without the glasses on. But even without Sutherland’s visual input, the record has an immersive feel. Their performances are an amalgam of electronic music, kinetic art, comic strips, abstract animation, audiovisual cut-ups – a mix of analog and digital practices – tape manipulation, samples, found sounds, aleatoric and algorithmic programming and live improvisation. Dan plays media devices and electronic instruments. Reuben plays video zoetrope turntable.