Portland and DC-Based Electronic Music Project Draws Inspiration from Renowned Artists to Tell the Story of a Life in Transition through Nine Compelling Tracks.
Portland and DC-based electronic music project Living Pictures has announced their debut album “Crossing the Bridge,” set to release on March 24. The album is inspired by the work of renowned artists like Kraftwerk, Aphex Twin, Nils Frahm, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, and Brian Eno. The nine-track album is a story that follows a person through their highs and lows of transitioning from one stage of life to another. The journey begins with the person entering the subway at night with a pair of headphones.
The album has nine episodes that correspond to a different place and set of imagery. It follows the person through their dreams as the train rattles down a mysterious tunnel, a strange, psychological tunnel not shown on the map. The train guides the listener through nine different states, ranging from nostalgia, disbelief, relief, pain, to joy.
Reif Larsen composed the nine tracks of “Crossing the Bridge” sporadically between 2015 and 2019. They are selections from a much larger body of work, chosen for their ability to represent Reif’s journeys through young adulthood during these four years. Andrew Perreault began working with Reif in 2020 to develop the chosen tracks, expanding and refining while adding many new, detailed layers of interpretation.
Living Pictures has released four singles so far, including “The Sleepwalker,” “Biodome,” and “Persistent Dreams.” The album promises to take the listener on a cinematic journey of threes and hidden symmetry to explore. “Crossing the Bridge” will be available on major music streaming platforms, including Spotify and Apple Music.