(Photo by Tulipomania) Out via Sursumcorda Records is the all new single and video from the Philadelphia-based post-punk act Tulipomania: “You Had To Be There”. “You Had to Be There” is the first single from their new album “Dreaming of Sleep” slated for release on November 17.
Tulipomania is made up of Tom Murray (lead vocals, synthesizer, electronic percussion) and Cheryl Gelover (synthesizer, background vocals), who first began their collaboration through projects for experimental film and animation classes.
The video that accompanies the new single was created frame by frame. The animation includes animated lip sync and vintage found footage in an exploration of varied states of disintegration and recombination, created on thousands of individual sheets of black or white paper.
Regarding this technique, the pair also recently created two animated music videos – “Hush” and “Shock To The Body” – for Cabaret Voltaire co-founder and frontman Stephen Mallinder in support of his solo album “Tick, Tick, Tick”, released last year on Dais Records.
“Dreaming of Sleep” is Tulipomania’s fifth album, featuring cover artwork by Michael Speed, senior designer at Beggars Group London and involving Executive Producer Howard Thompson, renowned for his contributions as a record industry executive (Elektra, Island, Almo Sounds), having discovered and/or worked with such artists as Adam and the Ants, Billy Bragg, MC5, Mötorhead, PiL, Psychedelic Furs, Robyn Hitchcock, The Sugarcubes, Suicide, and many others.
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