Periskop tracks on the Bifrost compilation by Iboga Records

Periskop Bifrost Compilation on Iboga Records

Earlier this month, two Periskop tracks were released on a digital compilation called Bifrost by Danish electronic music imprint Iboga Records. Iboga was started in the late 90s as a psytrance label, and has since grown to be one of the largest on that scene. While there is generally a tendency towards orthodoxy within the psytrance movement, Iboga has always had a somewhat open approach to what else was going on.

The aim of the Bifrost-compilation is said to display “varieties of the downtempo genre”. It was compiled by the Danish solo act Erot, who predominantly selected other Danes. I guess this explains the Norse mythology theme.

The first Periskop track is also the opener on the compilation. Horizon is a deep dubby track with some industrialized elements. I also made a vocoder sing “mad world”. It is a revised version of one of my older solo productions, which was originally picked for a never-finished solo release on Ultimae Records in the late 00’s. The track was included in an earlier form on the Periskop – 40 multi-album release as Periskop – 3. II.

As the concept of the compilation was based on the selected acts remixing each other, Erot did a remix of Horizon, and I remixed a track by him:

Listen to the compilation on YouTube or find it on platforms like Beatport or the legendary Psyshop.

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