Improvised as snapshots of hope, ecstasy, turmoil and longing, mood paintings by New York composer Poppy Nogood is a self-portrait in four parts. The album is inspired by artists that include William Basinski, Pauline Oliveros, Labradford, The Necks and Bing & Ruth.
"I had a bad day at work. On the train back home, I started listening to mood paintings. Shortly afterwards, I was not angry anymore. The album cleared my mind and healed my spirit" – Arctic Drones
"... one is invited to paint one’s own emotional snapshots, and in so doing come to a deeper self-understanding" – a closer listen
"... beautiful in its emotional dexterity ... an experimental immersive album with great heart" – Beach Sloth
"An emotional self-portrait, consisting in four elongated snapshots, resulting both from reason and from instinct applied to modern techniques of composition and performance" – Music Won't Save You
Each movement is a space to live in, a world to breath – a temporal extension of feelings felt at one particular moment and a tale of cyclical rebirth that mirrors the nature of self-reflection. Read an interview about the making of mood paintings.
Visit Poppy Nogood's website.