Drop City was an artists’ community formed in southern Colorado in 1965. It was the first real commune, pre-summer of love and inspired by the happenings of Allan Kaprow, the Fluxos movement and John Cage. The commune’s most celebrated collaboration was an improvised piece they called ‘The Ultimate Painting’. It’s from this esoteric world that James Hoare and Jack Cooper named their new project ‘Ultimate Painting’ and it’s history and meaning feels strangely fitting as you traverse your way through their debut self-titled LP (out October 28th on Trouble In Mind). Today, Ultimate Painting shares the excellent “Winter in Your Heart” via Noisey.

The duo met and the seeds of their creative partnership were sewn whilst Jack’s band Mazes were supporting James’ band Veronica Falls on a European tour. Having both been brought up on a heady stream of 60s bands and with a mutual appreciation of classic recording techniques, they set out to collaborate the old fashioned way, not allowing their music to be touched by anything digital.

The entirety of the record was recorded straight to tape in James’ flat over a few months. “We wanted to make something, that above all else, sounded really beautiful and easy.” And it does. It unravels and explodes outwards, at times meandering through a sparse dim lit cave and at others soaring up above the trees led by the perfect melody.

ULTIMATE PAINTING SHARES "TEN STREET" FROM DEBUT ALBUM

Ultimate Painting Shares “Ten Street”, Dates

UK duo Ultimate Painting, comprised of James Hoare (Veronica Falls) and Jack Cooper (Mazes), are set to release their self-titled debut album on October 28th via Trouble In Mind. They’ve already shared album tracks “Winter in Your Heart” and “Ultimate Painting” and today, they’re back with “Ten Street.” Having:

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Ultimate Painting Announces Debut Album Out Oct. 28th On Trouble In Mind; Listen To "Winter In Your Heart" Ultimate Painting plays 8/14 in Manchester, UK

Ultimate Painting Announces Debut Album

Drop City was an artists’ community formed in southern Colorado in 1965. It was the first real commune, pre-summer of love and inspired by the happenings of Allan Kaprow, the Fluxos movement and John Cage. The commune’s most celebrated:

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