[MT][NT][ET] tackles how Guy and those around him adapt to major changes. This is done under the umbrella concept of sleep as a currency, and its subjective value differing to those experiencing major milestones – whether it is the birth of new life, the pressures of adult life and work, or the end of life.
Guy expands on his process, “the work starts off with a recording of me writing a journal entry, which then triggers the synthesised sounds that launch the composition. I had a strong motivation to use this very organic sound of a pencil writing on paper to show that the work is more an observation from my point of view – both of the people’s testimonials in relation to sleep, and of my own. The work is a very personal reflection on how what I value now could change, and how I’d deal with that.”
The artwork is by Jenny Frances, the same artist who designed the cover for Permanence. About this visual aspect, Guy comments “this time the work I felt reflected the overall theme of sleep and the mental activity that occurs within sleep. There’s a lot of intricacy and complexity to the artwork which was in part made via natural means – such as water sprayed onto the wet ink, which ties into the naturally occurring textures within [MT][NT][ET].”
[MT][NT][ET] will be offered as an art print alongside the digital album release. You can find Jenny at www.jennyfrances.co.uk