Cinematic Ambience Meets Driving Grooves on Living Pictures’ Debut Album
Get ready to embark on a sonic journey like no other with Living Pictures’ debut album, Crossing the Bridge. This album, masterfully crafted by Reif Larsen and Andrew Perreault, blends driving grooves with evolving, cinematic ambience to create a moving soundtrack that superimposes layers of fantastic imagery over ordinary experiences.
Drawing inspiration from musical heavyweights like Brian Eno, Chromatics, Nils Frahm, Kraftwerk, Aphex Twin, Nick Cave, and Warren Ellis, Crossing the Bridge is a concept album that tells the story of a person transitioning from one stage of life to another. The album is a nine-episode journey, with each episode corresponding to a different place and set of imagery.
The journey begins with a pair of headphones and the sound of the subway at night. As the train rattles down a mysterious tunnel not shown on any map, the listener is guided through nine different states, each with its unique set of emotions. From the pangs of nostalgia to the raw pain of transition, and ultimately to the elation of joy, Crossing the Bridge takes you on a whirlwind ride that you won’t forget.
With its evocative soundscapes and intricate layers, Crossing the Bridge is a true work of art. Larsen and Perreault have created an album that is at once both a homage to the greats who have come before them and a unique statement that is entirely their own. So put on your headphones, close your eyes, and let Living Pictures transport you to another world with Crossing the Bridge.