Vrangsinn To Debut New Album "Phobia" At Art Exhibition
Daniel Vrangsinn, bass player with Norwegian black metal band Carpathian Forest and founder of the Misantrof AntiLabel, will debut his new album “Phobia” at the "Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be The Key To The World" art exhibition. The exhibition will open at the Kurant Art Gallery in Tromsø, Norway, on Friday 13 November.
The exhibition features eight national and international artists from satanic/occult/black metal backgrounds, whose art deals with the darker aspects of life. "Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be The Key To The World" will comprise traditional mediums such as paintings and sculptures, alongside pieces of video art such as “Phobia," as each song on the album can either be listened to as a straightforward music track, or watched as a video.
"Phobia" is planned to be projected onto a wall outside the gallery, or even a snow bank, conditions permitting. Commenting on this departure from the realms of music, Vrangsinn said, “I have always seen art as having no boundaries, and with 'Phobia' I was trying to do something that although it has music as its core, it also encompasses other mediums. I was surprised when I was asked if I was interested in having some of my work featured in this exhibition, because I hadn’t at that point really considered anything similar, but it absolutely fits into my idea of making art limitless, so I jumped at the chance. I doubt if many albums have been previewed as an actual exhibit and it seemed like the ideal situation in which to debut 'Phobia,' as it is so much more than a straightforward musical project. “Phobia” is also a tribute to the late EIRIK SKRANGLE, an extraordinarily original musician and human being, with whom I have worked closely over the years on many projects, including “Phobia” and who would have relished the idea of seeing his work shown in this way."
“Phobia” is due to be released on the Misantrof AntiLabel later this year, and will be available for free download in keeping with Misantrof’s policies. A video clip of Vrangsinn testing some audio and visual ideas for a track on “Phobia” can be viewed below.
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