Factory Photographs


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John Cratchley
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John Cratchley Even decaying factories are never really empty...their energy and output is infused in the structure somehow...embedded memories; Lynch's photographs convey this, to my mind, and this aural response does so too...it reeks of an almost tangible texture...rusting steel, broken glass, unrecognisable detritus, structural disembowelment...
Camryn Marquez
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Camryn Marquez Listening to this album is like listening to the sounds of a decaying factory. There are clangs and all manner of strange sounds howling out from the bowels of these factories. Much like Lynch's work, these songs have a source material that stems back to our stark reality but injects a bit of a surrelist's interpretation on that reality- exaggerating the horror and mundanity and highlighting the solitary and idiosyncratic weirdness of the industrial factory. Favorite track: Body.
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Sledge 04:33
Down 00:42
Lumber 03:22
Ring Bark 02:03
A Breath 06:28
Body 05:52


HEXA is Lawrence English and Jamie Stewart. Factory Photographs is their soundtrack to David Lynch's evocative exploration of the passing of the industrial age.

In 2015, Brisbane’s Gallery Of Modern Art presented David Lynch : Between Two Worlds, a major retrospective of Lynch’s works across painting, sculpture, installation and photography.

To celebrate the retrospective curator, José Da Silva ,with David Lynch and his studio developed a
number of commissions in conjunction with the exhibition. One of these commissions was HEXA’s sonic response to David Lynch’s Factory Photographs.

When asked recently about his decades’ long interest in photographing factories in various states of
disuse, David Lynch remarked “I grew up in the north-west of America where there are no factories at
all, just woods and farms. But my mother was from Brooklyn, so when I was little we used to go there and I got a taste for a certain kind of architecture and a feeling for machines and smoke and fear. To me, the ideal factory location has no real nature, except winter-dead black trees and oil-soaked earth. Time disappears when I'm shooting in a factory, it's really beautiful.”


released November 4, 2016


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