"Dark Side of the Moon"
Painting and Article By: Lauren Royer
The challenge was simple. Listen to Pink Floyd’s 1973 album with the lights off and 0 distractions. A marvel, the album was meant to be heard all in one ‘sitting’. To flow in and out musically, a real trip. Knowing I’d rather paint sound as I heard it, I decided to paint the album in place of a review. What you see below is a scene painted from audio/music. Being a timeless album, I definitely recommend listening to the ‘Dark Side of the Moon” in the entirety. It was created in a time where albums were a bit more thoughtful- whole works of art. The lyrics, remain current and relatable. Shout out to Riley O’Boyle for tracking down a CD version of DSOM and for challenging me to listen to every note!
The album had an awesome jazzy tone to it with lots of spirals and circles. It swirls around your head. Imperfect notes and rawness are heard throughout.
Have you ever listened to this album? Did you feel this painting or did you experience the album differently? Share your memories with us!