Review: Wormwood is the electro-acoustic duo of Christina Willatt and Andrew Wenaus, and they are based in London, Ontario. … Read more
"Much of the work for My Two Minds Become Air was written and recorded to accompany dance, and are in the form of vignettes. There is a special emphasis on movement, kinetics, orientation, and spatiality. Alongside movement through space, we wanted to conjure the massive expansiveness of the world outside ourselves at the same time as the seemingly infinite space of inward imagination. How might sound be a way of experiencing the ways that the imagination, the material, and the virtual each move through, intersect with, tangle and knot each other in delightful ways? In a way, we wanted to make music that acknowledges the ubiquitous supermodern abstraction of everyday life in the twenty first century."
The album My Two Minds Become Air comes in two distinct physical versions. The first is this Deluxe Limited Edition 12" lathe cut record version in an edition of just 66 copies. Each of these super high quality clear lathe cuts comes in a painstakingly modified, heavy weight recycled kraft-board jacket. On the front of each of these beauties is attached a hand made, two color inked Rorschach print on antique ledger paper sheets, and after mounting, each has been accented with hand distressed vintage Letraset rub on type. The band name is hand stamped, and the album title is typed out by hand on tiny strips of old, clear vellum paper...in two colors! On the back of each jacket is a corner mounted, double sided large sheet of hand written druggist prescriptions from a 125 year old Apothecary's ledger book...with additional parts of sheets mounted alongside it. The textual info on the back is also printed on equally ancient faded old papers. The first 50 copies of the lathe cut records, hand cut with care as usual by Michael Lawrence at Bladud Flies in Wales, UK, comes in its own vintage Deutsche Grammophon, polylined inner sleeve...the remaining copies in other vintage sleeves.