Published Oct 30, 2012As proven on 2008's Gruff Rhys project, Neon Neon, Bryan Charles Holton is no stranger to using his creative forces as Boom Bip with outside collaborators. Up next, however, is one of his more ambitious works, as he's teamed up with visual artist Charlie White for a project called Music for Sleeping Children.
The duo's new work is built from interviews with real teenage girls about their lives, with the multifaceted project being described as "an artwork, an archive, and an album."
A write-up on the project's website explains that the two artists first worked together on a track in 2009, and from there, Holton came up with the idea for this new EP.
"White and Hollon set out to realize a far more ambitious project conceived by White as the marriage of in-depth teen interviews, discussions, and studio projects with pop, electronica, hip hop and experimental composition," a post on the site explains. "Working in tandem, White and Hollon fashioned the concept of each track around the original studio recordings of teen girls ranging in age from 12 to 16."
Rather than try to explain the project any further, you can download the entire release on the project's website. The album will also be released on pink vinyl (limited to 500 copies) via Lex Records on January 21.