Video Premiere: Petrels/Nicholas Mortimer ~ “Attica 22 b/Katharina 22 b”

The new video is called “Attica 22 b”, and features the expansive Petrels track “Katharina 22 b”, from 2014’s Mima (reviewed here).  As fans of Petrels and the Denovali label, we are overjoyed to share the premiere of Nicholas Mortimer‘s video!  The press release follows after the jump; be sure to click the links at the bottom of the page to hear more Petrels, see more Mortimer, and experience more great Denovali music!  A Closer Listen thanks all three for their partnership in premiering this work!


Press release:  Occupying a domestic void, a workshop or retreat is exposed – a secret space housing a private endeavour.  Through the evidence of an absent character the film examines a childhood fantasy made real, illustrating astronomical measurement or an environment for fictional celestial navigation.  Models inspired by renaissance scientific speculations and the pre-telescopic architectural instruments of Sawai Jai Singh populate an attic space, and describe a personalised universe of home made rules. The fabricated cosmos operates as an unfinished loft conversion, where sci-fi cliches play out with amateur special effects.  (c) production still and words by Nicholas Mortimer.

Nicholas Mortimer

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