the Pastels music look like Aggi’s paintings or do Aggi’s paintings look like the Pastels music?
Aggi: At first my paintings looked like the music, but now the music also looks like my paintings ( I think).
Stephen: I think there is a very strong correlation between Pastel music and Aggi art. To me is seems that there is a similarity of approach maybe the core of this is almost a twisted folkiness. Some people have said that Aggi’s art is naive which is a comment that recurs with regard to our music, but I don’t think it’s exactly true in either case. Although both demonstrate a certain rawness, I’d say it’s more a matter of choice and a preference to understate more sophisticated ideas. But Aggi’s art is completely fluid and it always seems like she’s got an intrinsic grasp of the atmosphere of the music and will often amaze us by visualising it.
1998 / Puncture / with David Berman (Silver Jews)