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In May 2013 Lazarides is pleased to welcome back artist and musician Robert Del Naja aka 3D. Fire Sale will be a unique retrospective of painting and design that have helped define Massive Attack over the past 20 years, covering the pages of sketchbooks to 12 million record sleeves.
Previously unseen pieces created for Massive Attack’s latest album Heligoland (2010) will be exhibited alongside archival works painted and screen printed for the first time from 1991’s Blue Lines and 1994’s Protection.
Robert’s ongoing collaboration with UVA with whom he designed Massive Attack’s hugely influential live shows are represented in digital mirror pieces.
Fire Sale will be the first and only time these pieces will be collected in one place: images have been hand-finished and are total one-offs – unseen images alongside those more familiar – enhanced and redacted especially for this show.
Under the tag 3D, Robert was a central figure in the Bristolian graffiti movement that would eventually spawn Banksy. Like his music, 3D’s art is modern and grounded, challenging and beautiful, industrial and ethnic. A vocal critic of the Iraq war, the conscious elements of the pieces are a reminder that Massive Attack have always been outspoken on social and international issues.
He has collaborated with many diverse organisations including The Hoping Foundation, Reprieve, Occupy and London’s Southbank Centre (where he co-curated on the 2008 Meltdown Festival). Robert is currently working on a major commission for Manchester International Festival with filmmaker Adam Curtis and a book of his artworks – ‘3D / The Art Of Massive Attack’ is published later this year.
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Rodamaal, Manoo and François A – « FORTUNE EP » 069 BUZZ [Buzzin’ Fly].
Delivery from: Jun 10th on Buzzin’Fly
It is no secret that Ben Watt has chosen to close his acclaimed label Buzzin’ Fly to new music after ten great years as one of the UK’s leading dance independents. But the label has chosen to go out with a bang with one final single. Unearthed from the vaults are two dazzling tracks from cornerstone artists, Rodamaal, Manoo and François A.
Rodamaal’s ‘Fortune’ was originally completed back in 2007 but scheduling problems prevented it from being released at the time. Produced by the Franco-Portuguese trio (Rocco, Darkmountaingroup’s Alex Santos and Manoo) it is a stark but emotionally-charged deep-techno masterpiece, that deserves its place alongside their other classics for the label, ‘Musica Feliz’ and ‘Insomnia’. On the flip, and originally produced in 2005, is ‘Other Places’ a long-lost track by Manoo and Francois A. Full of summer shimmer and heavy bass tones, it was produced by the duo during their heyday at the label, and was a secret favourite of label boss, Ben Watt.