Music video by Emil Brahe for Immerse (Component XII)

An official music video has been made for a track on the Periskop full-length Immerse, which was released on Kabalion Records in June 2015.

The music video was made by Danish video producer, musician and illustrator Emil Brahe and uploaded on YouTube in August 2015. The music video consists of more or less abstract scenes and cuts from various old black and white documentaries from the public domain with industrial, technical or oceanic themes.

Periskop Immerse music video by Emil Brahe

Each scene and cut has been carefully selected to convey the mood, ebbs and flows of the bleak drone track, which is the closing track on Immerse. The track it self is heavily textured by field recordings from harbour settings and other out door soundscapes.

Periskop Immerse music video by Emil Brahe

The source material was only available in a slightly poor digital resolution. The pixelation has been more or less blurred out by Brahe, who used an old VHS-C video camcorder to record a computer screen showing the old documentaries. Of course this re-analogizing of the material is slightly ironic as the end result is re-digitized for upload to YouTube. Maybe in a not too distant future the music video format will see a material revival in some of the old analogue video formats.

Periskop Immerse music video by Emil Brahe

This 2015 Periskop music video is similar to the 2013 Periskop music video for Periskop – 1. I (with Danish National Symphony Orchestra). This was made by Danish music video production enterprise Tarfilm, who also used old archive videos but with a smaller degree of abstraction and strong emphasis on submarine themes.

Watch and read about the Tarfilm music video for Periskop here.

Periskop Immerse music video by Emil Brahe

Emil Brahe & Danny Kreutzfeldt Periskop SOL collaborations Aarhus

This 2015 music video for Periskop by Emil Brahe is one in an amount of collaborations between Emil Brahe (pictured left above) and I during the last couple of years:

Periskop Immerse music video by Emil Brahe

Periskop Immerse music video by Emil Brahe

If you haven’t already – watch Emil Brahe’s Periskop – Immerse (Component XII) music video here or listen to the rest of Immerse here.

Music video by Tarfilm

A new Periskop music video has been launched on YouTube. It is for the track “1 A. I (with Danish National Symphony Orchestra)” from the Periskop 40 LP.

It is made by the Copenhagen-based music video company Tarfilm, which has been going through countless hours of video archive material on Archive.org to gather fitting source material for the video.

The source material has then been cut into small clips, digitally improved and then pieced together in a visual composition fitting closely with the track. Tarfilm describes their thoughts behind the video like this: From the onset we decided to avoid incorporating a storyline as such, while still evoking tension and creating dramatic highlights, thereby keeping the emphasis on the music and try to contribute to its atmosphere through a flow of visual aesthetics and themes.

Tarfilm

Tarfilm is Jesper Roland and Kasper Møller Jensen, whom I both know from Aarhus University, where they got a degree in Film & Media. They have followed my music work closely, so when they recently moved to Copenhagen and set up a music video company, they were an obvious choice for the task of visually representing Periskop.

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Very little communication between us was needed during the production of the video, and yet the result is completely satisfactory. In my opinion they have made a perfectly fitting visualization of the drama of the track while keeping very close to the core of the visual Periskop aesthetics.

Submarine uboat

No doubt this video works on a visceral level, and in this sense neatly contrasts the digital analysis-based Motorsaw video for 1 A. V (with Emil Brahe), which was released in February 2013.

More still photos from the Tarfilm video in the gallery.

black & white ocean

Complete list of source material used:

Radar Secrets – http://archive.org/details/0436_Radar_Secrets_01_20_16_00

Home Movie: 11068: Winter and Spring Waterfront – http://archive.org/details/HMWinterandSpringW11068

Cameraman Risks Life To Film ‘Sub’ In Striking Speed Tests, 1933/10/18 – http://archive.org/details/1933-10-18_Cameraman_Risks_Life_in_Sub

1942-09-xx – Descheg-Monatsschau Nr. 07 (old) – http://archive.org/details/1942-09-xx-Descheg-Monatsschau-Nr.07

A-Sub Epic. Nautilus Pioneers North Pole Seaway, 1958/08/11 – http://archive.org/details/1958-08-11_A-Sub_Epic

At Sea, 1959/04/13 – http://archive.org/details/1959-04-13_At_Sea

Discovery of Antarctica – http://archive.org/details/Antonwithagen-DiscoveryOfAntartica537

ZWEITER WELTKRIEG: Entscheidende Schlachten im Pazifik – http://archive.org/details/DerKriegImPazifikVonPearlHarbourBisOkinawa

U.S. MARINES ON GUADALCANAL PUSH BACK JAPANESE TROOPS [ETC.] – http://archive.org/details/gov.archives.arc.38932

U.S. FORCES BLAST JAPANESE FROM ATTU [ETC.] – http://archive.org/details/gov.archives.arc.38960

A GERMAN IS TRIED FOR MURDER [ETC.] – http://archive.org/details/gov.archives.arc.39086

SEABEES. DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY. BUREAU OF YARDS AND DOCKS – http://archive.org/details/gov.archives.arc.40139

FOX-MOVIETONE NEWSREEL EXCERPTS 4 – http://archive.org/details/gov.archives.arc.89122

MSTS ARCTIC OPERATIONS, 1955 – http://archive.org/details/gov.dod.dimoc.24305

MSTS ARCTIC OPERATIONS – 1956 – http://archive.org/details/gov.dod.dimoc.24380

HOME FROM THE SEA – http://archive.org/details/gov.dod.dimoc.25432

Manhattan Waterfront – http://archive.org/details/ManhattanWat

Miracle on the Delaware – http://archive.org/details/Miracleo1955

Submarine and Submarine Models Above Surface – http://archive.org/details/PET1165_R-1_A

History of the Submarine – http://archive.org/details/subhist

U-67 – http://archive.org/details/U-67-TheSeaGhost

Venice of the North – http://archive.org/details/venice_of_the_north

ZWEITER WELTKRIEG IN FARBE: Flammendes Inferno – http://archive.org/details/ZweiterWeltkriegInFarbeFlammendesInferno