While in no way attempting to provide an exhaustive explanation of the manifold possibilities of Darwinism or the convenience of Intelligent Design, Animals, Vegetables, Fruits vol. 2 provides a unique glimpse into the world as it could have been or, indeed, as it should be.
The creatures in this collection have been documented with drawings and recordings. Because of the inherent fragility of imaginary ecosystems, it was vital to use only pencils and a double bass to capture these elusive beings in their natural habitat.
Bassist, Joe Williamson (British Columbia 1970) has lived in Europe since 1992. He currently lives in Stockholm. He performs with amongst others Trapist, Tobias Delius 4tet, Circadia, Fish Scale Sunrise, LaBerge & Williamson, as well as with his groups Receptacles and The Ägg.
His first book of drawings Animals, Fruits, Vegetables vol. 1 was made in collaboration with Isabelle Vigier in 2011. Animals, Fruits, Vegetables vol. 2 is again the result of their collaboration.
His latest release on Unsounds is The Hum, with Anne La Berge.
Joe Williamson — drawings, double bass
Isabelle Vigier — story concept, design
Joel Danell — recording