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2012 / Everything Flows / Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art

Created for Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2012, Everything Flows is a limited edition EP, tracks and artwork bringing experimental art into the music scene emerging from Glasgow’s visual art sector over the past fifteen years.

Recordings from established visual artists including Ross Sinclair (ex The Soup Dragons) and Turner Prize winner Douglas Gordon (in collaboration with Chicks on Speed) sit alongside well-known artists’ bands. Timeless tracks and the voice of Sue Tompkins ensures Life Without Buildings, who have have not recorded together since 2002, maintain a strong underground fan base across the globe. Almost all of the artists on the album write and perform their work solo or as part of a band. Artists like Douglas Morland (Older Lover) also play in other bands across the city. Everything Flows brings together art scene favourites Muscles of Joy, Gummy Stumps, Hassle Hound and Tut Vu Vu who are popular with art and music audiences alike. The project delivers many unreleased tracks and special live performances including ‘Cars’ by David Sherry. Together with artwork, Everything Flows is an invitation to a scene shaped by Glasgow artists who use sound and music as part of their arts practice. The album includes an introduction text by Francis McKee.

‘There’s probably not a band in Glasgow that doesn’t have at least one member who studied at Glasgow Art School’ Jim Lambie (ex The Boy Hairdressers)

In collaboration with London based arts organisation Volume, Everything Flows occupied the Queen’s Park Railway Club throughout the Festival. Artists James Thomas and Solina Hi-Fi presented a new installation GRAPHODER transforming the former waiting room into an experimental workshop and listening booth.

Everything Flows opening night launched a series of performances at Queen’s Cafe including Sue Tompkins, David Sherry, Solina Hi-Fi and local beat boxer Bigg Taj.

Available to buy in our online shop and in various independent record and book stores including Mono and Aye Aye at the CCA Glasgow.

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