Buy the limited edition CD of mood paintings
Buy the limited edition CD of Music for Mourning

Improvised as snapshots of hope, ecstasy, turmoil and longing, mood paintings by New York composer Poppy Nogood is a self-portrait in four parts. The album is inspired by artists that include William Basinski, Pauline Oliveros, Labradford, The Necks and Bing & Ruth.

"I had a bad day at work. On the train back home, I started listening to mood paintings. Shortly afterwards, I was not angry anymore. The album cleared my mind and healed my spirit" – Arctic Drones

"... one is invited to paint one’s own emotional snapshots, and in so doing come to a deeper self-understanding" – a closer listen

"... beautiful in its emotional dexterity ... an experimental immersive album with great heart" – Beach Sloth

"An emotional self-portrait, consisting in four elongated snapshots, resulting both from reason and from instinct applied to modern techniques of composition and performance" – Music Won't Save You

Each movement is a space to live in, a world to breath – a temporal extension of feelings felt at one particular moment and a tale of cyclical rebirth that mirrors the nature of self-reflection. Read an interview about the making of mood paintings.

mood paintings is Poppy Nogood’s second album for Preserved Sound, and the follow-up to Music for Mourning.

​Visit Poppy Nogood's website.

mood paintings – Poppy Nogood, video by Jordan Ewert from Preserved Sound on Vimeo.