Motion Graphics’, aka Joe Williams, self-titled debut album, comes out August 26th. Today he is sharing the track ‘Houzzfunction’. Williams will be hosting a show on The Lot Radio in Brooklyn tonight. Tune in here from 6:00pm – 8:00pm EST to hear Williams play cuts from the forthcoming record.
Created over a two year period between NY, LA, & Baltimore, Motion Graphics is a collection of richly detailed widescreen compositions, inspired in part by the ambient sound effects of digital menu systems that decorate today’s auditory landscape. Creating custom randomized software instruments, Williams’ mimics the erraticism of the Twitter timeline and the aggregated news feed, while incorporating elements of techno-pop and jazz, sequenced through the superhuman capabilities of a computer. Motion Graphics is an ambitious debut from an artist adept at manipulating the sounds and digital tools ubiquitous to the everyday.
Williams currently serves as a core member of Future Times’ Maxmillion Dunbar’s ongoing Lifted ensemble. Williams’ productions can be heard on Baltimore-based Co La’s Moody Coup LP and on Williams’ original score for 12 O’Clock Boys, a feature-length documentary on the notorious dirt bike riders of Baltimore’s Westside.
Motion Graphics Tracklisting
5. Minecraft Mosaic
7. City Links
9. Mezzotint Glass
10. Softbank Arcade (Swiftcode Version)