Guided by artistic desire and a true lover of artistry in all of its forms, Robert Lundberg has become a highly regarded photographer and filmmaker lauded for his innovative and versatile documentaries covering the worlds of music, comedy, art, and film. After spending his early years in Massachusetts, Lundberg moved to New York City where he more actively pursued a full-time career in art and film. Uniquely focused on seeking out the next big artistic challenge, Lundberg chose to pursue one of his most ambitious projects at the beginning of 2020 when he launched his new documentary series entitled Uncontaminated Sound – The Interviews.
Debuting in early 2020, the series follows comedians, musicians, fine artists, and actors with Lundberg’s primary goal to gain a particular insight into their creative processes which can only be thoroughly deciphered by truly going behind the scenes. With Uncontaminated Sound, Lundberg’s purpose is to offer an intimate look into all of the rarely seen or known “little things” that take place during interviews and other similar social and private interactions with artists and performers. Mainstream features are often heavily and unevenly edited, offering viewers only individual, preferred moments. In contrast, Lundberg is dedicated to delivering to you all of the real, raw, authentic moments that you would never otherwise have the opportunity to experience.
The beat goes on, and so does Lundberg with his latest edition of Uncontaminated Sound. This week he is joined by ambient indie trio Briars of North America, who released their most recent LP Supermoon last June. Made up of two long-lost cousins Jeremy Thal and Gideon Crevoshay, and close friend Greg Chudzik, their music would rate very high in the originality category, with their sound an intersection between ambient, indie, and nu music. Jeremy and Gideon first began recording together in 2009, with Greg joining shortly after. Interestingly, and perhaps strangely, Jeremy and Gideon first met through two family funerals. They became acquainted and realized that they lived in the same New York City borough, so after some encouragement from Gideon’s father, they began to hang out and ended up bonding through music.
When it comes to the music they craft, they reach as high as they can, with an ambitious musical agenda that transcends expectations. They aspire to create music that exists in a ceremonial space, which makes for a very pleasant listening experience. There’s a timeless element to it as well, songs that exist outside of genres and trends. They combine all of past, present, and future, as unconventionality exists as part of their modus operandi.
Discussing his conversation with Briars of North America, Lundberg says:
“Conversation 55. Ambient indie beings, Briars of North America. In contrast to their soothing ambient indie sound, current world events have unfortunately dictated the opposite.
“Thus, keeping with the current dialogue of these times the duo that make up the Briars, Jeremy Thal and Gideon Crevoshay, and I kick off with an open forum discussion on the ongoing events in Ukraine.
“Wrapping our global affairs discussion, we get back to music and chat a bit about their recent album Supermoon and a re-release of their Orisis album through their current label Brassland. Plus much more. Please enjoy this heady conversation,”
Lundberg has more interviews to come with acclaimed artists who have agreed to be a part of Uncontaminated Sound – The Interviews in the coming weeks and months. Lundberg has already been bringing you his ongoing series Uncontaminated Sound which takes a look behind the scenes to get a look at performers before they take the stage. The series has featured Macklemore’s Gemini Tour featuring Eric Nally (formerly of Foxy Shazam) and Xperience, the late Louie Anderson, Sinbad, Ron English, We Are Scientists, Rufus Wainwright and more. Lundberg’s photography has been highlighted in publications such as Huffington Post, Paste Magazine and more.