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Watch the video for “Iceland” from Daniel Lanois’ new album “Flesh and Machine”



Daniel Lanois - Iceland video still 
Flesh and Machine, the new solo album from acclaimed Canadian producer, songwriter and musician Daniel Lanois, is due out on October 27, and on November 10 he’ll be coming to Brooklyn Masonic Temple to curate and perform in Antithesis. Presented by WFUV, Le Poisson Rouge & Anti Records, this not-to-miss evening of music will feature full sets by Lanois, Tinariwen and The Antlers.
You don’t have to wait wait until the release date or Brooklyn Masonic Temple concert to get a taste of Flesh and Machine, though. The Los Angeles Times’ Pop & Hiss blog just premiered the video for the album’s instrumental track “Iceland.” Directed by Jim McKay (“The Wire,” “Big Love,” “Treme”), the video “echoes the piece and feel of the ambient music with a single take showing McKay’s daughter moving around a woodsy pastoral environment, her actions accelerating and decelerating in an unusual way,” according to Pop & Hiss’ Randy Lewis. Lanois also shared a few words about how the video relates to his song:
“The origin of this music was a one-take performance by Brian Blade on drums with me on piano. Jim’s one shot reflects this perfectly. My sound manipulations are then visually echoed by the visual manipulations added to Jim’s work by my colorist friend, Adam Vollick. A sweet little film with a big emotional result.”
Go ahead and watch “Iceland”:

And as a bonus, here’s a video of Lanois performing another Flesh and Machine track, “Opera”:

Antithesis is happening at Brooklyn Masonic Temple on November 10. Get your tickets now for this evening of electrified shimmy and sonic wonder. They’re going fast.
posted by John