Ambient Girl by Ross Harper begins a series of works exploring the characters of the Ambient Girl and the Man of Light, characters inspired by a poem Ross wrote:
“I see machinery, I see a man of light holding a key of light, surrounded by the huge machinery, like giant cogs and pistons, he stands on a raised platform amid the machinery, the colours around are browns and shades of darkness, the browns are like beautiful shades of rust, then I notice a slender female figure is kneeling with her head bowed, she is wearing a dark cloak with the hood covering her face, then I see in her hands she is holding a small bouquet of flowers, her spirit is full of stillness, then the man of light anoints the kneeling one with the key of light and there is then an explosion of light.”
Troj has exhibited both nationally and internationally and her work is in collections in the UK, France, Ireland, Sweden, Germany, China, United States, South Korea, Australia and Japan.
“When I was first commissioned to do the album cover piece,” said Troj. “I focused on creating something that does more than illustrate the theme of the album. I couldn’t have done it without Ross Harper’s immense storytelling effort. Sharing his passion has been the key in creating a painting that not only conveys the feeling of the album but also delivers a message of its own.”
Ross’s music has that same feeling, of something very different, possibly revolutionary, definitely exploratory and at times, yes, revelatory.
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WATERY PILLAR is the second single to be released in the build up to my forthcoming AMBIENT GIRL album. . Syncopated melodic tones and uplifting beat structures create a crisp fresh air that is calming yet some how invigorating. . WATERY PILLAR unfolds yet another layer of understanding about what is now my fast approaching album release. . The word “beautiful” keeps getting mentioned by music critics who have been asked for feedback. Some of the comments are so flattering, and I am very grateful: . “Excellent. Watery Pillar for me. Beats & percussion arrangement sounds wicked. Synth hooks are lovely, the sci-fi sounds sound mint. Thank you, outstanding production this!!” DJ Russell (Saturday night Beach Radio, Ibiza) . And so without wanting to reveal too much more as there is still so much more to share, the only thing to mention again for now is the artwork. . The artwork for WATERY PILLAR is the first proper glimpse of the Ambient Girl, the work is a custom collaboration with award winning contemporary artist @ivatroj. Here in this Insta post I have dumbed down the image to mono, but if you click the link in my bio to stream the latest single you’ll be met with full colour. . Some words about Iva Troj. Iva is a prestigious award-winning contemporary artist whose fine art pieces seamlessly merge Renaissance aesthetics and techniques with postmodern praxis. . Troj reflects, "When I was first commissioned to do the album cover piece, I focused on creating something that does more than illustrate the theme of the album. I couldn't have done it without Ross Harper's immense storytelling effort. Sharing his passion has been the key in creating a painting that not only conveys the feeling of the album but also delivers a message of its own." . In time I will share more about my stories and the poems that inspired both the music and influenced the artwork. . . . . . . . . . . . #ambient #ambientmusic #downtempomusic #downtempo #chilloutmusic #relaxingmusic #electronica #electronicmusic #storytelling #contemporaryart #contemporaryclassicalart #albumart #chillout #ukelectronicmusic #yogaplaylist #savasana #relaxation #letitgo #driftaway #fantasymusic