Music by Monty Adkins
Video by Jason Payne
Album release by Audiobulb Records
Ecstatic Drift is taken from the album Rift Patterns by Monty Adkins. Portraying the psychogeographical exploration of places and how they impact on our identity and feelings. Psychogeography has historically been associated with the exploration of our cities and the 'drift', and has been described by Joseph Hart as
"a whole toy box full of playful, inventive strategies for exploring cities... just about anything that takes pedestrians off their predictable paths and jolts them into a new awareness of the urban landscape". In Rift
Patterns, Adkins uses found objects from the many locations visited, placed in the piano to prepare the
strings and produce strange sonorities.
As the music was being completed Adkins invited the writer Deborah Templeton, video artist Jason Payne and
photographer and graphic designer Stephen Harvey to respond in their own way to the music, the ideas behind
it and each other’s work. The result is an iBook containing music, text, photography and film.