Featured on No Fear of Pop! Sam’s a talented dude who I’ve had the pleasure with in the past to collaborate musically with. Sam asked me a month or two back to provide some art as a front for his newest incarnation musically. He sent me two tracks that both contained themes of dystopian civilizations and personal lost.

I didn’t want to reference his lyrics too closely but I wanted to interject some humor and nostalgia into it. It’s often easy living in a city to lose one’s touch of their imagination. The constant stimulation caused by technology especially can sometimes numb one’s imagination. This was a strong theme I wanted to parallel with Kogon’s lyrics. I used the image of mountains, a dragon, and a unicorn as archetypes of one’s imagination with them being harmed by technology radiating from one’s head. Any woo, fellow West Coaster and now Brooklynite Andi Wilson wrote a nice review for Sam, see below:

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“…Ellis Swan’s LP is a decaying southern gothic world plucked straight from the mind of a displaced soul, a self-reflective odyssey that transports us into a long forgotten era. And it’s unlike anything else you’ll experience in music this year.”
- No Fear Of Pop


Imre Kiss - Urizen (feat. S Olbricht)
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