Brooklyn's Art Schop records and performs contemporary rock that is "a mixture of Murder Ballads, Songs from a Room, and Hunky Dory." By exploring historical and contemporary ideas and characters Art Schop's music illuminates themes and subjects that seem at once unexpected and bizarrely appropriate to the rock genre.
Art Schop is the alter-ego of singer-songwriter, writer, philosopher and technologist, Martin G. Walker. When Walker began deviating from the standard singer-songwriter idiom and started writing songs about ideas and people that struck deeply into the human condition, he created a new voice, the voice of Art Schop - the name is a call out to Walker's favorite philosopher, Arthur Schopenhauer. Influenced musically and lyrically by the likes of Scott Walker, Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, Nick Cave, The Tindersticks, Pink Floyd and Bonnie Prince Billy, Art Schop incorporates a diverse array of classic and contemporary rock and experimental sonic elements into his music.
Art Schop has just finished recording the first of two records that tell the stories of the lives and works of a variety of artists including David Bowie, Lou Reed, Michelangelo, Sylvia Plath, James Joyce, and Sappho. "Death Waits I - Music And Fine Arts" is coming soon, and Art Schop will be playing songs from the new album in the New York City area this spring and summer. Join Art Schop's mailing list today so that you don't miss out on any release or performance opportunities.