Five music makers. One graphic designer. One challenge: to create a new & unique piece of artwork each week, for three months.
This is the High Noon Artist Pact; if you don’t know that name by now, you need to get acquainted. They’ve taken ‘practice makes perfect’ to a whole new level and the differences in their skill levels at the end of this challenge compared to when they began will be like night and day. Each week, a word of inspiration will be chosen to give the artists a loose idea of what to base their creation on. The rest is up to them.
We’re now well into the second half of the challenge and the team is still going strong! You can catch up with music from the last 2 months here to get an idea of how the project has developed; to get you started, check out the music from last week’s leg of the challenge below. Read on past the jump to meet the artists themselves and get an earful of this week’s tunes!
HIGH NOON ARTIST PACT
Week 9’s word of inspiration was ‘Explosive’ and the High Noon musicians brought the heat to match the vibe. Booming bass is plentiful throughout the 5 tracks, pulsating along under bright, colorful synth notes and crackling percussion. Each tune seems to mimic a bomb going off, with slow burning intros leading into fiery drops and smoky breakdowns. Just as you think the dust is settling, it all goes off again. Molly Brooks came correct with the art as always, depicting a neon eruption as radiant as a solar flare. Check out this ‘Explosive’ batch of music below and see what some of the artists had to say about their creative process.
Once I heard the word was “explosive” the first thing that came to mind was “Xxplosive” off of Chronic 2001 . Such a dope track. Dre is a genius. That kind of set the tone for some WEST COAST SHIT of my own..Enjoi.
Our favorite piece from Week 9 was Chase Manhattan‘s ‘C’mon’. What was yours?