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Photos of old studio

  • Images of studio – 2007
    17.07.07 022 17.07.07 021 17.07.07 020 5 June 07 018I was cleaning out an old PC and came across these images of Jake in our studio. This studio no longer exists and the various pieces of equipment are spread across the UK.

    Limited edition (real) CD

    The 100 CD edition of The Sampler #05  featuring This Window and Finish the Story was originally released as an exhibition promo giveaway in September 2007. The discs are numbered and have the exhibition stamp.

    IF YOU WOULD LIKE A COPY FOR £5.00 – CONTACT M4TR

    This Sampler - Finish The Story

    WE HAVE A FEW LEFT IN STOCK IF YOU WOULD LIKE A COPY FOR £5.00 – CONTACT M4TR

    The limited release of 100 CD’s of The Sampler #05 was originally released as an exhibition promo giveaway in September 2007. The discs are numbered and have the exhibition stamp.

    REVIEW – FINISH THE STORY – THE SAMPLER #05

    “…now their inclusion had been settled five Finish The Story tracks. ‘Playing At Life’ is even better with a mean throb, and more of his sublimely catchy, nagging guitar with Nicola’s unusually piercing vocals and a weirdly spooky synth. ‘Solace’ is more relaxed, actually far more towards the This Window style, being like ambient bellows, billowing………..and there’s an intriguing little slice called ‘Ripples In The Water’ at the end too. Read more…
     
    free downloadWhere Is My Jesus? by This Window
    Music  produced by M4tr available from:
     

Collectors edition

In 2007 a  limited release of 100 CD’s of The Sampler #05  featuring This Window / Finish The Story was released as an exhibition promo give-away in September 2007. These discs were numbered and have the exhibition stamp on them.

M4tr Productions have a few copies of this This Window / Finish The Story limited edition release left for £5.00 – contact them and get your copy

This Sampler - Finish The Story

Review – Finish The Story – The Sampler #05

“…now their inclusion had been settled five Finish The Story tracks. ‘Playing At Life’ is even better with a mean throb, and more of his sublimely catchy, nagging guitar with Nicola’s unusually piercing vocals and a weirdly spooky synth. ‘Solace’ is more relaxed, actually far more towards the This Window style, being like ambient bellows, billowing………..and there’s an intriguing little slice called ‘Ripples In The Water’ at the end too. Read more…

If you would like a copy for £5.00

In 2005 a CD was released (together with Finish The Story) called ‘The Sampler #05’, which contained a collection of tracks I had recorded and played on. This received some great, flattering praise and reviews…see below.

In 2007 a  limited release of 100 CD’s of The Sampler #05 was originally released as an exhibition promo give-away in September 2007. These discs were numbered and have the exhibition stamp.

Limited edition (real) CD

M4tr Productions have a few copies of this This Window / Finish The Story limited edition release left:

The 100 CD edition of The Sampler #05  featuring This Window and Finish the Story was originally released as an exhibition promo giveaway in September 2007. The discs are numbered and have the exhibition stamp.

If you would like a copy for £5.00 – contact M4tr

This Sampler - Finish The Story

There are a few left in stock if you would like a copy for £5.00 – contact M4tr

Review – Finish The Story – The Sampler #05

“…now their inclusion had been settled five Finish The Story tracks. ‘Playing At Life’ is even better with a mean throb, and more of his sublimely catchy, nagging guitar with Nicola’s unusually piercing vocals and a weirdly spooky synth. ‘Solace’ is more relaxed, actually far more towards the This Window style, being like ambient bellows, billowing………..and there’s an intriguing little slice called ‘Ripples In The Water’ at the end too. Read more…
 

free downloadWhere Is My Jesus? by This Window

Music  produced by M4tr available from:

This Window – Printmaking Exhibition – Bristol

Bar_Chocolat_Bristol

This is the first time my work has been exhibited in Bristol – A place where I studied, rehearsed with ‘Finish The Story‘ and met Veronica Henry.

Print

Quotes:
“Take up a radical position with Peter Bright, who is borderline anarchic in his thinking and equally bold in his art.” Andrea Charters

“I keep thinking about George Braque who learnt artificial wood graining from his time as a decorator; the story goes that he taught Picasso and these painted renderings of wood surface became a staple of cubism” John Myers

I have got several of my latest prints on show at Bar Chocolat, a cafe in Bristol.

Why not meet up with friends and relax for a while with something from their classic café menu if you are in the area.

Soak up the cosy atmosphere and maybe buy a print?

19 The Mall
Clifton Village
Bristol
BS8 4JG

Telephone: 0117 974 7000

Map to Bar Chocolat Cafe?


Print on paperGeorge Braque was born on 13 May 1882, in Argenteuil, Val-d’Oise. He grew up in Le Havre and trained to be a house painter and decorator like his father and grandfather. He also studied (real) painting during evenings at the École des Beaux-Arts, in Le Havre, from about 1897 to 1899. In Paris, he was an apprentice to a decorator and was awarded his certificate in 1902.

Early works were impressionistic, but after seeing the work of the “Fauves” (Beasts) in 1905, Braque adopted a their Fauvist style. This  group  included Henri Matisse and André Derain  etc. Their use of bright, vivid and brilliant colors was their  response to the emotional side of artistic representation.

Braque’s paintings of 1908–1913 reflected a new interest in geometry and simultaneous (multi) perspective. He conducted an intense study of the effects of light,  perspective and the technical means that painters use to represent these effects, seeming to question the most standard of artistic conventions.  This was the beginning of Cubism… (?)

29 years ago today

Twenty Nine years ago I played live at Exeter College of Art and Design – The only reason I remember this is because it also happened to be my birthday.

The video (give it 30 seconds to get rid of the images) was shot on a VHS machine.

Details from Wikipedia below:

Finish The Story were formed in Evesham (UK) in 1981. The original members were Nicola Mumford, Garry Smout and Peter Bright (aka This Window).

Formed as a cathartic reaction to the death of Nicola’s boyfriend and with only a handful of songs, a home-made video and under rehearsed, Finish The Story appeared for a one-off gig at The Phoenix Club, in Great Malvern (UK) as the support act for The Dancing Did

A review of the gig appeared in ZigZag (magazine) written by Sara Jones who said,

“Finish The Story’s debut gig was better than the second coming of Jesus Christ.”

With only a few gigs to their credit they supported The Cure at Hammersmith Odeon. Their first release was on Gunfire and Pianos (SITU 17) released by ZigZag/Situation Two

Finish The Story – Playing at Life

This video only took 30 years to make.

Live footage of Finish the Story at Exeter Art College Feb 1983 mixed with 8 track studio version from 1981/2, some new images, original sequences and ‘lost’ shots – such as the bedroom doorway from the farm (R.I.P) and very early footage of Nicola at farm window — not wanting to play! Even very rare footage of me playing guitar live.

This is a glimpse at my past!