If ‘R.I.P.’ was Actress really blending his broad aesthetic palette and creating his most original and contemplative work, then the move was pre-figured in his first Werkhaus Exhibition at the end of last year. With block sculptures of the angular figure that adorned his latest album, metal, industrial light and rows of blank televisions – it was a novel glimpse into the mind of the mystery man.
Digital Mystikz producer and dubstep pioneer Mala released his continent-stepping ‘Mala in Cuba’ project this year on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings label. Illias Terlinck caught up with him taking some downtime in Antwerp before his European tour.
Aoise Tutty had the enviable job of documenting the festival season for Dummy this year, attending the Secret Garden Party, Dimensions in Croatia and the Notting Hill Carnival. There were plenty of the usual goings-on, and some thankfully good weather, but this quieter take of huddled crowds under a larger-than-life prop captures the spirit of the long summer weekends charmingly.
We were more than a little excited when we saw the photos Grace Villamil took of ex-Battles frontman Tyondai Braxton and the legendary Phillip Glass in preparation for a run of shows at the Southbank Centre. A great glimpse of a brilliant pair of American avant-garde composers, whether practicing at home or backstage and wowing at the front.
Gauzy R&B maestro How to Dress Well has long been a Dummy favourite and, lucky for us, we were able to take some photos of the man himself when he dropped by our office. In soft focus and comfy sweats, naturally.
Earlier this month, Dummy spoke to Montreal-based musician Majical Cloudz about his shift from freaky electro to the bare soul-infused ballads on the EP ‘Turns, Turns, Turns’. To coincide, Sarah O’Driscoll shot a simple and intimate set of photographs of frontman Welsh and live-band member in their hometown.