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Cover image: Angelica Mesiti / Josh Thorpe

Love & Weather is an album of unusual rock songs by Glasgow-based Canadian painter Josh Thorpe. Songs that are simple in form but complex in texture, and which describe a world gone splendidly off the rails. This marks the first release of Unusual Music Exchange. Order it now on Bandcamp to support the project or stream on whatever platform you like.

Love & Weather was performed with Rory Haye on bass iv and Owen Curtis Williams on the drums. Recorded by Luigi Pasquini at Dystopia Glasgow. Image by Angelica Mesiti.

On this and previous releases, Thorpe has collaborated with visual artists Angelica Mesiti, Mathew McWilliams, Ashes Withyman, Devon Knowles, Ian Wallace, Geoffrey Farmer, Renée Lear, Sandra Meigs, Trevor Shimizu, and Lily Ross-Millard. Watch for vinyl to be released in partnership with YYZ Artists Outlet and Dunlop Art Gallery, as well as an unusual series of programming around sound, music, and listening in spring 2021.

See videos of “Down to the Ground,” which shows a surprisingly uplifting view of covid-era Paris (video by Mathew McWilliams); and “Manhattan,” a rich layering of images from cities and situations: