A1. Gwilym Gold ‘Muscle’
C1. Gwilym Gold ‘Muscle’ (Beam rework)
* Limited edition of 100 unique artworks
* Individually screen printed by Eddie Peake
* Four panel gatefold outer sleeve with exclusive artwork
* Two inner sleeves with exclusive artwork
* Two 180-gram heavyweight etched records
* Hand signed and numbered by the artist
Muscle is the new single from Gwilym Gold, and the first release on HYMN, a new record label founded by Eddie Peake in collaboration with The Vinyl Factory. The single comes backed with a remix by Beam.
Fittingly, the seeds of the music that would become Muscle were sown with Gold and Peake working together for the White Cube exhibition, Adjective Machine Gun. Eight hours a day, four days a week for six weeks straight last year, Gold would sit at a piano in the gallery improvising a soundtrack to Peake’s work with five dancers for a piece entitled Infinite Disparity. Like some fast-tracking of Malcolm Gladwell’s fabled 10,000 hour rule of greatness, from this mammoth 200-hour extemporisation came forth the tender and strange beauty that is Muscle.
As with previous collaborations, Gold has created the music and Peake the visuals, including all of the single artwork and its video – watch a new film about the duo’s collaboration and Eddie’s new label HYMN.
Eddie Peake’s work encompasses a broad array of media, and in his performances he often draws upon the power of live music and sound as a means to convey, as well as dictate, emotional and psychological narratives. His recent music projects include last year’s Sing About Me Part 1 with Kendrick Lamar, St John Sessions with Actress, and Infinite Disparity with Gold, Ben Esser and Alexis Nunez.