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loscil - Drained Lake

Music by loscil © 2016
Choreographed and Performed by Vanessa Goodman
Video by Scott Morgan

New album Monument Builders out Nov 11 on kranky.


Vancouver soundscaper Loscil recently broke the news about his new album Monument Builders. If you've been wanting a bigger glimpse of the record, though, you're in luck.

Up above, you can watch the newly shared video for album track "Drained Lake," which as you'll soon witness is a dark and intense piece of work. Helping explain a bit about where the video is coming from, Loscil mastermind Scott Morgan shared the following statement:

The dancer in the video, Vanessa Goodman, has been a frequent collaborator of mine here in Vancouver for the past couple years. We have a really great working relationship and the video started as me approaching her with the music and asking her to choreograph something that I could shoot. I originally wanted it to be purely in black and white and look really photographic. I was heavily influenced by a Norman McLaren ballet film from the '60s called Pas de Deux.

I shot the dance in a black box theater with multiple lenses including a cheap tilt-shift lens called the lens-baby which ended up adding this ghostly feel. Because Vanessa's takes were slightly different each time, the two layers combined nicely to appear like she was dancing with her own ghost. At the same time I was creating all this hand-inked and scratched 16mm film that I had scanned and converted to digital. I use a lot of this texture in my live visuals these days. I blended this with the dance video and I really liked how it looked. It created a super dense, murky, mysterious feel that worked well with the sentiment of the music.

Monument Builders arrives November 11 via Kranky.
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