Jesse Draxler & Dylan Walker: Time reign cemenT


Visual artist, Jesse Draxler, known for his dark impressionistic work and his many collaborations with musicians and bands from a wide range of the underground spectrum, will be releasing a full length project to which a great number of notable artists participate. Reigning Cement will include contributions by Chelsea Wolfe, Greg Puciato, Jaye Jayle, Street Sects, Portrayal of Guilt, Trentemøller, TR/ST and many more.

First example off the coming project is Time reign cemenT, a collaboration with Full Of Hell's Dylan Walker which sets the tone for what is about to follow.  The accompanying video was as expected filmed and directed by Draxler, and edited by Rizz from dark pop band Vowws, who are also included in the album.

"When Jesse approached me to contribute to this project, I was really thrilled," Dylan Walker elaborates. "I'm a big fan of his art and I've always wanted to get more involved with providing sound for physical art. Usually in my world, you'd usually see the album art acting as more of a support role to the music itself. I think it's really cool to see that flipped, to see our sounds and noise serve as a support role to his art. Working with his field recordings was a joy and I felt right at home with the jackhammers and crashing stone and cement. I haven't known Jesse for long, but I suspect we share many of the same guiding principles in our work and I'm honored that he brought me on board."

Draxler discusses his vision for the upcoming project as a whole: "Reigning Cement is an A/V project I have been concepting for some time now. The initial idea came from an exercise I had participated in years ago in which the exact same packet of visual assets were sent to multiple collage artists. Each artist was allowed to do whatever they pleased with the materials and once completed the finished artworks were compiled and published in a volume. The idea for Reigning Cement is essentially the same, only instead of visual collages, I approached each of the participating artists with the idea that they create sound collages/songs using only 34 sonic assets I supplied, with one exception: that they may add vocals if they wanted."




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