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Physical music documentary

Kevin Robertson interviewed me for his documentary. Here’s the trailer. I’ve seen the full doc and it’s really interesting, even if it does feature me stating the bleeding obvious over and over.

Record Store Day 2013 video from Voxbox

In April I helped my friend Darren at his record shop, Voxbox, on Record Store Day. I finally cut together a short video of the day.

Private-public screening of the Ghost of Piramida

Paddy and I are hosting a private-public screening of The Ghost Of Piramida on Saturday 2nd March 2013 in the cinema room of the Banshee Labyrinth in Edinburgh.

In The Ghost Of Piramida director Andreas Koefoed follows Efterklang on their 9 day audio expedition to the ghost town Piramida on Spitsbergen, located just a thousand kilometers from the North Pole and home to more polar bears than people.

Accompanied by their taciturn and not visibly impressed Russian polar bear guard, the group goes on a treasure hunt in the empty buildings of the ghost town, while the narrator, the former Piramida-citizen Alexander, takes us back to a bygone era, when Piramida flourished and the immigrant Russian miners and their families lived in a Soviet parallel society far from the brutal reality of their homeland.

Efterklang collected over a thousand sound recordings for the album ‘Piramida’ they later wrote and recorded in Berlin.

The music in the film incorporates some of the early sketches, as well as finished songs from the album.

Screening info: Saturday 2nd March 2013 in the cinema room of the Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh at 7.30pm. The screening is free but we have limited space so to reserve a space please email me. I will reply to confirm you’re in.

Belladrum video

I’ve had some of the best times ever at Belladrum. It really is the best small festival in Scotland. This video by Tom from this year’s event captures it perfectly.

One for the music and letterpress nerds

Gillian Welch and David Rawlings oversee the letterpress process of their new album cover.

Lambchop ‘long lost’ video

Up With People. I’ve never seen this before and it brought a huge smile to my face. (via Matthew)

This is how I spent my Saturday night

A wee snippet from one take of the Paws video shoot for “Lekker”, out on Gerry Loves Records in August.

Lady North win the #weejaunt

The Detour Wee Jaunt was amazing fun. More photos and words on that later. Here is Lady North, finishing the jaunt, and winning the day.

Basketball footage from MSG

A wee bit of basketball footage I shot in Madison Square Garden. Our first basketball game was an amazing experience

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