Waterflower, the visionary eco-futurist artist hailing from Latvia, has just released their highly anticipated album, "All Art is Ecological." Available on digital platforms and also on cassette from the esteemed UK label Cruel Nature Records, this album is a captivating exploration of experimental electronic music intertwined with a deep reverence for the natural world.
"All Art Is Ecological" serves as a powerful catalyst for introspection and reflection on the role of art in shaping our ecological future. The album comprises a collection of tracks that traverse various landscapes, both sonically and thematically. While predominantly instrumental, the cinematic quality of the music paints vivid imagery and invites listeners to embark on an auditory journey.
Within the album, you'll discover a remarkable track record on a found piano during Waterflower's travels, transporting you to the very essence of the instrument's history and resonance. Additionally, there are tracks featuring mushroom-generated music, a testament to the artist's unyielding curiosity and commitment to pushing artistic boundaries. Perhaps most intriguing is an improvised duet with an orchid-generated melody, a testament to the symbiotic relationship between nature and creativity.
"All Art Is Ecological" not only showcases Waterflower's musical prowess but also delves into their profound interest in ecology. Rooted in the concept that every artistic practice is inherently ecological in a philosophical sense, Waterflower draws inspiration from Timothy Morton's thought-provoking essay. In this age of extinction, art serves as a powerful medium to confront the present moment, embracing our individual and collective responsibility to confront the environmental challenges we face.
At the heart of Waterflower's artistic endeavours is the ingenious use of plants and mushrooms as instruments, allowing for a truly unique and immersive sonic experience. Through their innovative approach, Waterflower weaves together a tapestry of sounds that serve as a rallying cry for the urgent need to protect and preserve our environment. This year Waterflower released their single and music video "Dawning".