Tune in to Eastside 89.7 FM, broadcasting out of Sydney – this week, they’ll be playing the hell out of The Ray Mann Three’s new album Sketches– and giving copies of it away! Plus there may even be the odd interview with Ray, live and direct from Berlin – so stay tuned…
As an artist who is DIY by default, not by design or intent (if I had the resources or the good fortune to be able to employ more capable and talented people than myself to handle the business and art of this project, I totally would), perhaps my favourite image of The Sketches Project is the Fellini-esque video I managed to shoot with blessedly generous collaborator Daniela Rastlos. It’s one of the rare occasions where I’ve managed to get an idea out of my head and into the world more or less intact, and the good fortune to have found a collaborator with whom I created something I could never have done on my own.
This video is, simply, a pretty girl dancing barefoot in the woods to my song. What made Daniela’s contribution more brazen, however, was the fact that we shot the video in the “mild” Berlin winter – 0 degrees – with her robed in nothing more than a summer dress and a fierce commitment to my vision. Hope you enjoy the result as much as I do.
Japan, as we all know, is ahead of the world in many ways – and from today, in one more. Sketches, the long-awaited second album from The Ray Mann Three, is released today through Japanese label P-Vine, and is available on CD or in mp3 format.
The rest of the world will have to wait until September 18 for their Sketches album goodness – but you can pre-order the album if you’re on our email list…
The second album from The Ray Mann Three is called Sketches. It’s available worldwide on CD and iTunes, out in Japan through P-Vine, and streaming on Spotify and Soundcloud.
The album was created as part of an ongoing audience collaboration series called The Sketches Project.
Nine music videos were created by Ray Mann, during production of the 15-track Sketches album. Here is the complete collection – each Sketch is accompanied by a link to see the process of how it was created.