Sights & Sounds Presents Broken Social Scene: ‘Feel Good Lost’ by Peter Ryan

Peter Ryan

Our first wallpaper in this new Sights & Sounds series with Broken Social Scene comes from Peter Ryan for the album Feel Good Lost. Peter’s an awesome illustrator who’s work has a great feeling of being both classic and contemporary at the same time. He also uses a ton of color which is something I personally enjoy.

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I Slept With Bonhomme at the CBC by Broken Social Scene From Feel Good Lost

Amazingly, Feel Good Lost come out just a little over 10 YEARS AGO, which sounds insane and impossible, back in March of 2001. It was mainly recorded by the founding members of Broken Social Scene, Brendan Canning and Kevin Drew with the help of Justin Peroff, Charles Spearin, Bill Priddle, Leslie Feist, Jessica Moss and Stars’ Evan Cranley. It’s basically an instrumental album, which they found was a bit boring when they played live. So they got even more friends from the Toronto music scene to help them out on later albums to expand their sound.

Here’s how Peter explains his wallpaper for the album:

“Well, I rarely leave the world of editorial illustration, so self directed work can be quite intimidating. (particularly when interpretation is required!!) “Feel Good Lost” has very little in the way of lyrics – really, its an instrumental album for the most part. So, with my initial avenue of inspiration unavailable (lyrics) i listened to the album, again and again. At first the music made me feel down. lonely even. My fault for listening to it late at night in the month of December – but for a while i was left feeling as cold and dark as the weather, every time i put it on. This offered the image of a lone tree in snow. It wasnt till i began to further understand the album after many more listens that I started leaving it feeling hopeful and refreshed. There is so much activity in the songs. so much life. I thought for a while about exotic birds sitting in a barren tree – and that was close, but i didnt want to go overboard with hope – the dark elements still needed to dominate. after some sketching around i decided that birds resting on the limbs of the shadow of the tree was perfect. Bleak, but with an unexpected magic.”

A big thanks to Peter for a beautiful wallpaper and the Doublenaut bros for getting him to join. Check back next week for my personal favorite Broken Social Scene album, You Forgot It In People.

Bobby

6 Comments Sights & Sounds Presents Broken Social Scene: ‘Feel Good Lost’ by Peter Ryan

  1. badini createam March 30, 2011 at 4:33 PM

    Peter Ryan is on our desktops from now on/thanks!

  2. bbb March 30, 2011 at 8:09 PM

    yay broken social scene.

    why no more 1440×900?

  3. Bobby SolomonBobby Solomon March 30, 2011 at 8:32 PM

    @bbb – All of the sizes that are available are proportional to each other, so it’s easy to scale them down. 1440 x 900 isn’t the same proportions, so I’d have to crop the pieces. Basically, just use the wallpaper one size larger than your monitor and set it to display the full image, it’s the same thing.

  4. bbb March 30, 2011 at 9:31 PM

    thanks bobby!
    also thanks for the toronto love, come visit the city sometime! keep on rockin! :)

  5. Criss April 1, 2011 at 12:04 AM

    Love that.

  6. Hernan Valencia April 4, 2011 at 9:25 AM

    Always look forward to seeing what artists can think of when visualizing an album. Goodstuff.

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