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Swarm Intelligence by DpressedSoul
Swarm Intelligence
And they
The others
They don't know a thing of what's next
But I'm not here to say
What should be done about this
I just lift my eyes to watch

(Katatonia, A Darkness Coming)

Chosen as the cover photo for the new album "The Obscurants" by Duncan Patterson's band "Alternative 4".

Alternative 4 - The Obscurants
"The fight for disclosure and justice"
With "The Obscurants", Alternative 4 - the current main sphere of Duncan Patterson (ex Anathema, ex Antimatter) - release their second full-length album and continue the line of enquiry that began with their debut "The Brink" in 2011. Like its predecessor, "The Obscurants" stands out due to Patterson's particular songwriting style, which is occasionally echoing the works of his previous bands, yet it is offering his most mature and sophisticated material to date. The album explores avenues such as soft 1960s tremolo vibes, analogue synths and vocoders, to cranked up distorted guitars, with new lead singer Simon Flatley's crooner-like vocals perfectly completing the album's musical expression. Lyrically "The Obscurants" turns out to be a thought-provoking concept album on the subject of cover ups. Be it the media, police, government, or personal deceptions, it's about the obscuring of the


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© by Florian Schmidt
All photos and textures are my own.
You are not allowed to use this photo in any way. It's exclusively licensed to Prophecy Productions.

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A Wisp Of Smoke by DpressedSoul
A Wisp Of Smoke
One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul and yet no one ever came to sit by it.
Passers-by see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on their way.

(Vincent van Gogh)

Out of the window of a running train, somewhere in the outskirts of Halle/Saale (Germany).

Chosen as the backcover photo for the new album "The Obscurants" by Duncan Patterson's band "Alternative 4".

Alternative 4 - The Obscurants
"The fight for disclosure and justice"
With "The Obscurants", Alternative 4 - the current main sphere of Duncan Patterson (ex Anathema, ex Antimatter) - release their second full-length album and continue the line of enquiry that began with their debut "The Brink" in 2011. Like its predecessor, "The Obscurants" stands out due to Patterson's particular songwriting style, which is occasionally echoing the works of his previous bands, yet it is offering his most mature and sophisticated material to date. The album explores avenues such as soft 1960s tremolo vibes, analogue synths and vocoders, to cranked up distorted guitars, with new lead singer Simon Flatley's crooner-like vocals perfectly completing the album's musical expression. Lyrically "The Obscurants" turns out to be a thought-provoking concept album on the subject of cover ups. Be it the media, police, government, or personal deceptions, it's about the obscuring of the


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Alternative 4 - The Obscurants

Fri Sep 12, 2014, 9:08 AM
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"The fight for disclosure and justice"


With "The Obscurants", Alternative 4 - the current main sphere of Duncan Patterson (ex Anathema, ex Antimatter) - release their second full-length album and continue the line of enquiry that began with their debut "The Brink" in 2011. Like its predecessor, "The Obscurants" stands out due to Patterson's particular songwriting style, which is occasionally echoing the works of his previous bands, yet it is offering his most mature and sophisticated material to date. The album explores avenues such as soft 1960s tremolo vibes, analogue synths and vocoders, to cranked up distorted guitars, with new lead singer Simon Flatley's crooner-like vocals perfectly completing the album's musical expression. Lyrically "The Obscurants" turns out to be a thought-provoking concept album on the subject of cover ups. Be it the media, police, government, or personal deceptions, it's about the obscuring of the truth and the subsequent fight for disclosure and justice.

Available editions:
- CD Digipak
- Gatefold LP (180g vinyl) incl. poster and PVC protection sleeve (500 copies)
- 2CD hardcover book edition (18x18cm, 60 pages) incl. liner notes, studio report, background info, additional artwork and bonus CD feat. 10 additional tracks (500 copies)

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Pro151LP-1 by DpressedSoul







Promo text and product photos (c) 2014 by Prophecy Productions

You can order the album directly through Prophecy Productions: en.prophecy.de/alternative-4-t…


I'm proud to announce, that Duncan Patterson himself made contact with me and asked for permission to use two of my photos for the cover and the backcover of this new album (actually, at first I was thinking that somebody was putting me on when I received a mail from Duncan Patterson, whose music I obviously adore). Please check out "The Obscurants".

Swarm Intelligence by DpressedSoul A Wisp Of Smoke by DpressedSoul 

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On a personal note: Belated thanks for your lovely birthday wishes. Once again I can only apologise for my absence. Life, especially concerning work, got awfully out of hand throughout the last months. I'm currently down with a lung infection, which could be considered as a warning sign of my body. Ironically, this will finally give me time to catch up with my online life, especially here on dA. You're all dearly missed, and I'm looking forward to browse your inspiring work again. Thank you for still being here.

Florian


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Florian Schmidt
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
Germany
The feelings that hurt most, the emotions that sting most, are those that are absurd - The longing for impossible things, precisely because they are impossible; nostalgia for what never was; the desire for what could have been; regret over not being someone else; dissatisfaction with the world’s existence. All these half-tones of the soul’s consciousness create in us a painful landscape, an eternal sunset of what we are.
(Fernando Pessoa)

Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not;
and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.

(Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

I'm the founder of WhoNeedsColour and former CV for abstract & surreal photography.

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If you want to contact me please write a mail to dpressedsoul@gmail.com
(for commissions, collaborations, etc.)

Important: All works in my gallery (*) are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License. If you use one of my works for your personal blog etc. please don't forget to give credit by linking back to my deviantART profile. Thank you!

(*) except Swarm Intelligence and A Wisp Of Smoke, which are exclusively licensed to Prophecy Productions.
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Bio

Florian Schmidt is a self-taught photographer based in his native town Bad Arolsen, Germany.

He was born in 1979 and made a vocational training as a public employee after he graduated from school. Nowadays he's working for the local municipality. He discovered his love for photography as a teenager when he got his first pocket camera, but lost his hobby out of sight throughout the years. Being diagnosed as suffering from Major Depressive Disorder marked a drastic change in his young life, and he started to search for opportunities to make the best out of it. In 2010 he realized that grabbing the camera and going on extensive photowalks helped him better than any meds or therapy, so he decided to focus more on his hobby again and made more serious attempts on photography. At the same time he started to publish his work online, mostly on deviantART, art limited and Shadowness.

He hasn't developed a certain "style" by now, but his work is of a certain tone and taste. While his monochrome landscape and urban photography is rather dark and often inspired by melancholic music, his abstract work lately got lighter and even features bright colors. However, he always shares his very own view on the world through his work and it usually reflects his current state of mind. Recurring themes of his work are feelings of loneliness, sadness, rejection and confusion.

Throughout the years his photos have been featured several times as Daily Deviations on deviantART and as daily features on art limited and Shadowness. Some have also been published in collaborative charity photobooks or as album artwork.

Exhibitions

The Obscure Camera (Wales, 2013)

Mengeringhausen - Ein Motiv - Viele Fotografen (Germany, 2014)

Publications

Pray for Japan (charity photobook)

For Africa (charity photobook)

Former Ghosts (album artwork)

Dreamstone (album artwork)

The De-Materialization of Artwork (article for Point of Simplicity e-zine)

Three In Three (collaborative photobook)

Alternative 4 - The Obscurants (album artwork)

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:icondekoradum:
dekorAdum Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you kindly for the fav!
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seppukuu Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
gibt doch fast nichts schöneres, als den neuen metal hammer-newsletter zu öffnen und dein foto in der teaser-spalte zu sehen. Clap 
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HeadacheVillain Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
I am a HUGE fan of your work!
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MagdalenaPticek Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  New member Student Photographer
lovely sense of composition you've got! love your work. :)
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1pen Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Professional Photographer
:party::cake::heart: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :heart::cake::party:
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Putago Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Ich wünsche alles Gute zum Geburtstag!
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Photopathica Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014   General Artist
Happy birthday dear Florian!
I hope you're well :heart:
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emokitten1155 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
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fiorinosulaco Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Happy Birthday! Happy DeviantART Birthday Happy Birthday Bliss 
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jarkui Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Alles Gute zum Geburtstag!
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scheinbar Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
auch von hier noch herzlichen Glückwunsch
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Freya7 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday Florian Hug
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xUnfortunate-Soulsx Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Writer
Happy Birthday! :)
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MissGrib Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014   Digital Artist
Happy Birthday Florian ~ :rose:
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Flubberwurm Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, alles Gute zum Geburtstag! :hug: Wünsche dir nur das beste. :heart:

Hah, halb Mitternacht, gerade noch rechtzeitig! :P
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tholang Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Lass es Dir gut gehen! Singing 
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Skyguy-Blackrose Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Alles Gute zum Geburtstag 1st Emoticon: Happy Birthday 
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oldSkullLovebyMW Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Happy Birthday :heart:
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wiwionart Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Hallo, Florian! Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag! Alles liebe für dich:heart:
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m-lucia Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Florian! :iconhappybirthdaycakeplz: :hug:
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