Cosmic Dreamer Music
Limited Edition Volume 3: The Dan Ryan & Hospital Ships / Veronica De Jesus
Limited Edition Vol.3:
The Dan Ryan & Hospital Ships cover
with artwork by
Veronica De Jesus
Cosmic Dreamer has curated a collaboration between musicians The Dan Ryan and Hospital Ships and visual artist Veronica De Jesus to produce a limited edition 7” Vinyl and archival print with intricate packaging, available November 11th. The release includes Hospital Ships’ cover of “We Are the Dead” and The Dan Ryan’s interpretation of “In the Heat of the Morning”. This is the third of Cosmic Dreamer’s unique pairings, with the first being a collaboration between John Vanderslice and filmmaker Guy Maddin. The second limited edition paired Xiu Xiu with New York artist Heidi Hahn.
Limited Edition Volume 3 is a tribute to the music and iconography of David Bowie from both a sonic and a visual perspective. De Jesus' drawing for this Limited Edition is the last work she completed for her Memorial Drawing series, and its release coincides with the UC Berkeley Art Museum's presentation of De Jesus' drawings. Created between 2004 and 2016 the Memorial Drawings commemorate the lives of artists, writers, activists and other individuals who were an inspiration to De Jesus.
Each limited edition includes a 7” record pressed on transparent red vinyl, a signed and numbered print, a download code, a postcard containing thoughts from both the visual artist and musicians as well as a certificate of authenticity all packaged together in a hand silkscreened and numbered die cut sleeve. These are limited to an edition of 200.
More on the artists:
Jordan Geiger has been releasing records for the last 15 years, both as a solo musician under the Hospital Ships moniker as well as a band member in groups including Shearwater, Des Ark, and Minus Story. His last album,The Past is Not a Flood, which came out in March on Graveface Records, is his fourth full-length as Hospital Ships. This also marks his sixth record with famed producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, The Walkmen, Modest Mouse, etc).
THE DAN RYAN
The Dan Ryan is the Austin, TX based psychedelic folk project of Nathan Dixey who released their critically acclaimed sophomore album Guidance recorded in Austin by engineer and musician Lucas Oswald and mixed at National Freedom by Richard Swift, on Cosmic Dreamer earlier this year.
VERONICA DE JESUS
Veronica DeJesus is a visual artist who was raised in Miami, LA, Oakland and on the road (primarily Hwy 10). She has had solo shows in Chelsea, Atlanta, and San Francisco, and her work has been featured in publications around the world. She has a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA from UC Berkeley. She is currently working on a solo show at the Berkeley Art Museum (Nov 2017), as well as a forthcoming book through Rite Editions, People are a light to Love, Memorial Drawings, 2004 -2016.