Lawrence English is a Brisbane, Australia-based musician, curator (Room 40 records), composer, and media artist whose work has appeared on labels such as Touch and Crónica. English’s artistic interests encompass an array of practices from sound art installations to painting. In 2009, Pound Ridge, NY abstract electronic label 12k released A Colour For Autumn, and the album was recently issued on vinyl just in time for its titular season by Foxy Digitalis in collaboration with Sweat Lodge Guru, a brand new label from the team behind the collectible vinyl blog OMG Vinyl. This recent reissue– and A Colour For Autumn’s nature as the perfect accompaniment to Fall’s merciful reappearance after a long, hot summer — has made it a go-to record of mine for the past few weeks. The standout “Watching It Unfold”, brassy and bright, builds on subtle chord changes in a perfect realization of its literal-minded title. Elsewhere, contributions from Christian Fennesz and New Zealand’s Dean Roberts (Thela, Autistic Daughters) fill out the sound, complimenting English’s subtly integrated field recordings and analog sonics. A Colour For Autumn is the perfect soundtrack for those who enjoy the transformation of the weather to crisp and clear, the changing of the leaves, and the wait for the onset of winter and its interior indulgences.
Lawrence English, “Watching It Unfold”