Album update

Album update 7: Music video by Motorsaw

Periskop – 1 A. V (with Emil Brahe) from Motorsaw

This is the first track from the forthcoming Periskop LP/USB album “40”. More about the album here.

Periskop – 1 A. V (with Emil Brahe) is a 20 BPM click-doom track from the LP, featuring Emil Brahe of the doom metal band SOL on vocals. The collaboration with Emil Brahe is described here.

The video was made by Motorsaw, which is a moniker used by multi-artist Sune Petersen for his visual work. He has worked with digital visualisation of electronic music for more than 15 years. Both as a performing VJ and as music video producer.

Motorsaw Sune Petersen

His approach to music videos is often based on creating the most aesthetically satisfying representation of the music out of abstract digital noise. This was also the case for his video for “1 A. V (with Emil Brahe)”, which was created by feeding the audio into a setup in the VVVV video synthesis software.

Sune describes the process like this: The video was created using VVVV by making an FFT analysis and rendering all 1024 bins as a dynamic texture buffering 2048 frames at 30FPS into a 2D texture UV mapped onto a circle in such a way that each new frame pushes the next over thus creating the circular motion.

periskop live at 1000fryd 2007 conceptual laptop concert. photo by lolitanie
Periskop live on empty stage. 1000Fryd, Aalborg, 2007. Photo by Lolitanie

Motorsaw was affiliated as VJ when I were doing conceptual live PAs with Periskop in 2007-2008. Over the years I have worked with Sune Petersen in many other contexts, including Søvnig Mandag, Displayground Festival, Aabtek as well as Uhrlaut, which is the label with which I am releasing “40”.

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