This is easily the most epic piece I have ever assembled. Eight minutes and forty seconds of unrestrained prog rock madness, resplendent with space goddesses, flying ships, heartless evil and lush nebulas. In a very real way, this is the video my 10-year-old self would have created – I just have a few more tricks up my sleeve.
And, buried within it, a few more clues to the Immram mystery – “A new clue in the Immram mystery! About a month ago, Escape Artists received some old film reels and Betamax tapes from a woman living in Orly, a suburb in Paris. Apparently, the films had been hidden inside an antique dresser that had been in the apartment since the 1930s. Astoundingly, they contained a complete visual accompaniment to the second song, “Dignity”. We have had the film transferred, restored and converted to digital HD.”
I definitely recommend watching this in the highest resolution you can get away with. Sit back, let it wash over you and carry you away across the Universe.
A huge thanks must go out to all those who contributed their efforts. There’s no way in hell this would have happened without you. Especially the good folks at Perceptual Engineering and Effective Effects, Cirkus, and the Auckland steampunk community.
After three years of hard work, Immram – The Voyage of the Corvus Corrone is finally here! A collaboration between myself, Module and Paul Mclaney to restore a classic 70’s prog album – including a 12″ format, 64-page hardcover book full of gatefold illustrations.
Check out the full project over at www.voyageofthecorvuscorrone.com – there’s a full stream of the album to listen to, more images of the book, a background to the strange history of the album and more.
Finally, it’s here. The longest-gestating project I’ve ever been involved with is finally set to be released.
After nearly three years of development, Immram – The Voyage of the Corvus Corrone is due to be released on June 13th 2011 through Escape Artists Recordings. A progressive synth-rock trip of the highest order, the physical package involves a 64-page hardcover book with 70-minute album on cd – harking back to the days when a vinyl album had gatefold artwork and was stuffed full of liner notes to pore over while listening to the music. Everything you need to disappear into another world.
Check out the trailer above, I hope it gets your imagination fizzing! If indeed you are fizzing, there’s more info over at www.voyageofthecorvuscorrone.com
A bonus still from Twin Galaxies, used to promote the recent Shapeshifter tour.
An idea I’ve been waiting ten years to have an excuse to create – seeing a giant stomping it’s way around the New Zealand landscape.
The music video for ‘Twin Galaxies’, from Shapeshifter’s 2010 album ‘The System is a Vampire’.
There’s plenty of possible interpretations for this video, I’ve got my own, but I’ll let people make of it what they will. In the end, it’s simply a personal story on a massive scale.
A refreshing change – a completely typography-driven video for perennial electronica artist Epsilon-Blue. “Look What You’ve Done” featuring Dan Weetman of the Black Seeds.
Aaaaaahhhhh… Sometimes it’s actually fun to be blatantly soppy. This animation was commissioned by The Blush Response as a show-opener, to ease the audience into their brand of over-the-top synth-tronica. Venus, Mars, and In-btween.
Yes, that’s the way we spell it.