Words by Jasmine Bourgeois
Anna Luisa and visual artist and musician Adee Roberson have recently released a video for the collaborative track “Mountains Gold Rivers Green” off of Anna Luisa’s album “Green.” Shot in the Los Angeles National Forest, the video combines forest footage with Anna Luisa’s vintage 80’s archival work.
I wrote “Mountains Gold Rivers Green” and realized that I needed to record it with Adee Roberson’s amazingly grounded and soothing vocals for it to find its tropical groove. We shot this up in the Los Angeles National Forest and I remixed it with found footage using vintage analog video gear, visualizing our yearning for green space and psychedelic paradises for healing escape.
“Mountains Gold Rivers Green” is as much a visual art project as it is a song. The video encapsulates the album’s wider vision —through a mix of graphic design incorporated with outdoor footage and a carefully crafted earthy color palette, the viewer is invited into a lush space curated by Luisa. Much like the larger body of work that “Mountains Gold Rivers Green” exists within, there’s a soft, lulling ambience felt throughout.
Check out the video below and catch Anna Luisa in a city near you.
Anna Luisa will be playing with Xina Xurner the following dates:
October 11th — SAN DIEGO Tower Bar
October 13th – TIJUANA Nett Nett
October 15th – LOS ANGELES Ace Hotel Rooftop with Julius Smack
October 17th – OAKLAND Pro Arts
October 19th – PORTLAND S1 with Amenta Abioto
October 20th — SEATTLE NiiModo
October 21st — OLYMPIA Cryptatopa
Anna Luisa Bio
Anna Luisa is a producer, musician and video artist living in Los Angeles. Since 2008 she has been writing and performing experimental sci-fi operas and has released 3 full-length albums plus numerous internationally-screened music videos as her former moniker Jeepneys. Luisa has performed her work at REDCAT, LACE, Human Resources LA, Machine Project, The Getty’s Pacific Standard Time, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. She is currently an artist-in-residence at the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and a recipient of the MAP Fund grant for her forthcoming opera Generation Space which will premiere in 2019.
About Practical Records:
Practical Records is an independent cassette label. Our mission is to cultivate community and exposure for emergent queer artists from the Bay Area & Los Angeles.
Since 2014, we have released an extensive catalog of music and zines. In addition, we produce concerts and DIY workshops that provide opportunities to interact with Practical Records artists.
Practical Records embraces physical media through playfully-designed and lovingly-packaged products available in limited editions. We like to use materials that invite introspection and a closer relationship to our artists and the music they produce.
We have presented events in venues like Zebulon, Los Angeles; PAM, Los Angeles; Trans-Pecos, New York; and ATA, San Francisco. Congregation, celebration, and queer communion are at the core of Practical Records’ philosophy, in an attempt to subvert Internet domination.
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