Found footage video by Ruairi Dunne for Neil Landstrumm / Sneaker Social Club / FACT Magazine. 2013.
One of my favourite tracks by you of recent times which is accompanied by a great video by Ruairi Dunne is ‘ HL_LM’. Was checking out his excellent photography (a lot of it in Scotland) on his Tumblr so was keen to ask the connection between you two and how you got him onboard for the video?
Neil Landstrumm: Yeah I like that track too. It’s got an ethereal and synthetic, glass-like quality which I still like and Ruairi’s video really suits it. It was Jamie Russell from Hypercolour / Sneaker Social Club who hooked up Ruairi and I and suggested doing something to visually represent the track. He suggested making a video from this found footage which he had unearthed at the BBC archive if I seem to remember correctly. It sounded perfect, like an 1970’s organic sci-fi that is all about the lives and emotions of plants. He spent an age editing the footage to make it work and just did an amazing job overall. Such a cool aesthetic and pretty unique. It’s always better to have something of quality on Youtube representing your work rather than some badly recorded mp3 with a crap jpeg.