Volume 038

Sticky Fruit

October 2018

Visual Artist: Dennis Wojtkiewicz

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Side A

A1: Approachable Members of Your Local Community – “Semiotic Vision”
A2: Jason Nolan – “Late Night City Hawks”
A3: DD Walker – “Psychic Twin”
A4: Antoine Diligent – “Be My Guest”
A5: CRUISR – “Mind Eraser”

Side B

B1: Fake Shark – “NOFOMO”
B2: Dryspell – “You Without Me”
B3: Sad Hill – “Mantras For A Failed Academic”
B4: Heavy English – “Higher Than You”
B5: Jaguar Bones – “Turn The Sky Gold”


  • Tip-on style gatefold jacket with super glossy film lamination
  • Watermelon poster insert
  • Tropical fruit scratch-n-sniff sticker
  • Translucent kiwi-green vinyl
  • Intro letter
  • Lyrics & art info insert

About the artist:

Even though the subjects are familiar, Dennis Wojtkiewicz’s hyper-detailed oil paintings of fruits and flowers feel positively alien. Soft backlighting illuminates all the membranes and veins that go ignored in everyday citrus. Careful framing underscores nature’s mathematics at play in his series of florals. In every piece, Dennis renders the smallest elements: a single ruffled edge of a rose’s petal, or a subtle blur to tuck a seed into the flesh of a melon. These dutifully captured features elevate his art from still life to something else entirely.

Dennis Wojtkiewicz studied under Patrick Betaudier at the Atelier Neo-Medici in France and received his MFA degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1981. His work has been featured in countless solo and group exhibitions all over the United States. He has earned multiple grants from the Ohio Arts Council for his painting. Currently, Dennis is a professor at Bowling Green State University, where he has taught painting and drawing sicne 1988.

– Jason Adams

Intro Letter

There is so much to love about Dennis Wojtkiewicz’s beautiful paintings of fruit, but I particularly love how they invite us to see these everyday items in a new way. A kiwi’s seeds explode into a glowing Native American headdress. A peach wedge seems more like an alien mountain range than a delicious snack. These elemental objects take on a whole new life. It is exactly that spirit that drives Vinyl Moon every month. I can’t tell you how much I love compiling these amazing songs into a unique form that hopefully feels freshly sliced and larger than life – like Dennis’ paintings.

For this record I wanted to explore a musical instrument as elemental to music as fruit is to life on earth: the guitar. While the guitar is present in each of these songs, this is not a “guitar record”, per se. If this record were a person, I’m not even sure that the guitar would be their favorite instrument. But that fresh guitar nectar is certainly here. Each song blends the instrument into its own cocktail of accompanying sounds. The juicy riffage that emerges is at times crunchy, tasty, groovy, and perhaps even sticky. And I love it.

– Brandon


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