‘Close: Music for an exhibition’ is the latest release by Little Sparta and the second on the Grey Gallery Label run by Susie Honeyman. The music is the culmination of the last few years recording at their studio in North London and performing at galleries & arts festivals while touring and writing with other projects (Mekons, St. Just Vigilantes); scoring for film & television (Day of the Triffids); and raising families.
Some of this music is the soundtrack to a film accompanying the exhibition, Close: A Journey in Scotland by photographer Allan Pollok-Morris which has been at the Chicago Botanic Garden, the US Botanic Gardens and is on the way to the New York Botanical Gardens in 2012. The exhibition focuses on land art and landscape design in Scotland, including Ian Hamilton Finlay's garden Little Sparta, through the photographs of Allan Pollok-Morris.
released 01 April 2012
Photography by Allan Pollok-Morris form his book Close: A Journey in Scotland
LITTLE SPARTA are a London based three piece featuring Alan D. Boyd, Susie Honeyman and Scott
Described as ‘bittersweet and unpretentious’ by Pitchfork (7/10) for their first release Scalpel Slice (Fire Records) the band have continued to explore the out of the ordinary while maintaining the ‘Elegant, waning violins and craggy folkisms..” (NME) that have come to define their sound....more