Thursday, 20 December 2012

Bended Trees by Reiziger

And now for something completely different...

Reiziger is a band from Belgium;

'Reiziger touches your emotion. Easily switching from subdued melancholy to youthful enthusiasm, from restrained contemplation to razor-sharp paroxysms of anger, shifting from feather-light poptunes to a massive dead swing sound but nonetheless always keeping their specific touch. Reiziger is a band. No exasperating individualism, no freaky soloing, the whole is much more than the sum of 4 individuals. Reiziger is beyond a band. Managing to combine escapism with harsh realism! Reiziger is Reiziger. Unique in sound, unique in word, unique in style.'

Reiziger is back with a new album 'Kodiak Station' (Release date: Feb 4th Birch&Broom Records/Pias – Red Plane Records)
I am very happy they asked me to work with them on some video's and visuals for their live shows.

There will be 3 video's and I'm working (as we speak) on a stream of images to support their live shows, but now I am proud to present the first videoclip; 'Bended Trees'

For this song I took a dive into film history and came across 'Dementia 13' (1963) directed by a young Francis Ford Coppola. Not his best film (maybe that's why it is in public domain?), but with some great cinematography.
It's dark and broody. Beautiful black and white and it got dolls. That was enough for me... I re-edited a few scenes adjusted it to the pace of the song and created another feel needed for the song. I believe it works, but do watch and listen for yourselves.

Here it is...

Music: Reiziger
Concept, editing: Swoon
Footage: Dementia 13 (Francis Ford Coppola)

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