This Kickstarter is for a Welder music video of the track "I Still ", off of my upcoming album "Florescence", which is set to be released Sept 26 2011. The album is a self funded project that's being released on my own independent record label: Ancestor.
Some of you may know me from my releases on Ninja Tune, Warp and Ancestor as my other music persona "Eskmo." Last year I was lucky enough to be able to work with director Dugan O'Neal, award winning cinematographer David Myrick and FX guru Brandon Hirzel aka BEMO on a video for my track Eskmo: "Cloudlight." As it was our first time working together, we've been so grateful for the buzz surrounding the piece (which recently passed over 1 million views on youtube) but more importantly for the numerous responses we have gotten from people who have shared their own individual reflections and connections with the video.
With "Cloudlight" we set out to make a piece that was movingly personal while at the same time touching on universal human metaphors and concepts. With your help, we hope to do it again with Welder.
I'm truly excited about the prospect of working with this amazing team again. O'Neal, Myrick and Hirzel have recently created videos for TV On the Radio (Interscope), Ellie Goulding (Polydor Ltd) and The Glitch Mob among others. They have garnered praise from American Cinematographer, Rolling Stone and Origin Mag (attached below). As I've gotten to know them better through working together, I can honestly say they are deeply intentional, massively creative individuals and I couldn't picture working on this project with anyone else.
Light+Dark, Loss+Gain, Love+Longing, Human Nature and Towering Archetypes are the name of the game for the next piece. We have developed a truly special vision for this Welder video and I hope you can help take part.
Brendan (aka Welder + Eskmo)
Welder: "Florescence" Album out Sept 26 (features "I Still") (Photography by Siouxzen Kang)
On location for "Cloudlight" video
Rolling Stone article featuring the TV On the Radio video
On set shooting TV On the Radio video
Ellie Goulding: "Starry Eyed" video
Eskmo: "Cloudlight" video
TV On the Radio: "Will Do" video