Steven Stapleton & Christoph Heemann
Painting with Priests LP
Painting with Priests Pt. 1
Painting with Priests Pt. 2
In association with Yesmissolga and Elica Editions, Robot Records is very pleased to announce a vinyl release of the long-fabled Stapleton/Heemann duo collaboration. This historic live recording took place on 21 November, 2009 at the Ancient Synagogue in Ivrea, Italy. Apart from working together over many years on various Current 93, Nurse With Wound, and the H.N.A.S. Melchior sessions, this live document captures a rare moment where two old friends meet completely independent of thematic material, engaged in a near telepathic mysterious one-to-one improvisation, where textural worlds merge, hot, on the spot. While one may discover an intriguing intersection between each of their respective solo works, the real magic of this duo encounter evokes something strangely unfamiliar and all together new. With this generous edit of the highly acclaimed concert, Painting With Priests exhibits a rare session of both artists" eccentric talents in a pallette of colors and mystery across a highly detailed musical canvas. Front cover features new artwork by Stapleton, with back cover featuring a previously unpublished drawing by Heemann.
The CD version released by Yesmissolga features a totally different Stapleton front cover and alternate mix.