Feature-length music video for Just Music’ s Ambient Zone 2 album (TAO059)
Release date: 20th Jan ’16
The atmosphere over the twelve tracks of ‘winter music’ perfectly encapsulates the approaching mood of quiet introspection, comfort in solitude and promise of the new, following the long dark winter nights.
Contributors include some new names alongside familiar Just Music artists and alumni in the likes of Jon Hopkins, Chris Coco, Marconi Union, Digitonal and Echaskech, and the album features nine brand new tracks created exclusively for the album in response to a a beautiful series of carefully selected photo images. Each artist responded to the atmosphere of the photo, translating the feelings evoked in them by the image into an exquisite and fascinating piece of music ambience.
As you watch, you cannot help but be drawn in with utter wonder and intrigue as the mind tries to make sense of the stunning imagery.
Rachel Bodger (Dancer) :“After a trial run in my living room in Edinburgh and a few pointers from Richie I began to get a feel of what movement and positions would complement the effect. It would have been very difficult to choreograph and memorise an hour long piece of movement, and so the final performance was improvised. Richie was keen for it to be my own interpretation of the music, which lends itself to slow, controlled movement; exactly what suited the stretch effect of the video! While this wasn’t strictly a ballet dance, I feel that my history of ballet training helped create the fluid movement seen in the video.”
Ambient Zone 2 album (TAO059) is set for release 20th January. It is the 5th volume of the Just Music Cafe Compilation Series.