'NØISE/SSI Resurrectionem Ex-Mortuis Remix' by Shepard Fairey, 2021
Collab. with Sonic Solutions, Inc.
18 x 18 Inches
Screen print on cream, Speckletone fine art paper.
Limited Edition of 400 (#91/400)
Signed, numbered and dated by the artist.
ABOUT THE ART
"Sonic Solutions Inc. was formed by brothers Will and John Goff over a shared love of minimalist electronic music and experimental synthesizer sound design. Originally formed in San Diego nearly 20 years ago, SSI has played throughout Southern California and Tijuana with Nortec Collective and other experimental musicians like MX-80, Soviet, Bostich, Richard Devine. SSI creates all music in e flat minor and 100bpm and all four albums are titled in Latin as a nod to the parallels between Roman history and current times.
I have been friends with John Goff for 25 years. He was a fan of my art, and used to generously help me print. We often bonded over music from the Melvins, to Kraftwerk, to RUN-DMC. John has been a musician most of his life, playing in several different music projects over the years, including SSI which is a collaboration between John and his brother Will. When I started DJ’ing John would help me with the production of remixes. Eventually we started producing some music together, and with the valuable addition of Merritt Lear and Joe Cassidy, we formed Nøise. This 7” and print are based on a couple of Nøise remixes of select portions of SSI’s fourth album, Resurrectionem Ex-Mortuis. The lyrics are a response to social and political toxicity, symbolized by a tumultuous relationship. I love the combination of art and music, and it was great to collaborate with everyone, including Tomo77 (tomo77.com) who did the 7” back cover art."