Kath Bloom will issue This Dream Of Life on March 10. With the release date approaching, MAGNET is proud to bring Bloom’s new video to your eyes. Black-and-white home movies play alongside the tender, moving “Just Can’t Make It Without You.” Three angles at once, each frame reveals a different scene in a single room—people at all stages of life.
Shot in July 2016, in Bern.
A passenger tunnel joining footpaths next to the river.
More to come from my few days with Mario later in the year.
Bristol-based four piece Get The Blessing have revealed the video for single Conch, given a visual makeover by filmmaker John Minton.
Still with their original line up of Portishead rhythm masters Jim Barr and Clive Deamer on bass and drums respectively, Pete Judge on trumpet and Jake McMurchie on saxophone Get The Blessing formed more than 15 years ago. Despite breaks to work on other projects they’ve built a solid following around their signature joyously sponteneous and infectious beats.
Conch is the latest in a long line of Get The Blessing tracks to be given a visual treatment by John Minton, known for his experimental, lo-fi, and hallucinatory style. He’s created videos for Noel Gallagher and live visuals for Portishead on tour among his other work.
Expect humour and eclectic repertoire as we bring together a multitude of Moogs with ‘the nation’s ukulele orchestra’ _ in an unprecedented double-bill. The synth-pop of Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory joins extracts from Wendy Carlos’ _Clockwork Orange soundtrack and her ground-breaking Switched-On Bach album, followed by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain: a group who believe that all genres of music are available for reinterpretation – as long as they are played on the ukulele. Expect anything from Tchaikovsky to Nirvana, via Otis Redding and Spaghetti Western soundtracks, before the Ukes and Moogs team up at the end for something new, surprising and delightful.
On 24, Jun 2016 | In Portishead | By johnminton
Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage opens with a video of Portishead’s haunting cover of Abba’s SOS, in tribute to Jo Cox.
Esther and I collaborate again to produce a trailer for her new feature ‘Light Years’.
See work above including ‘September’ the short film I edited, which won BAFTA short film of 2009.
In Music Video
On 10, Feb 2016 | In Watershed | By johnminton
At the Watershed BBC Introducing in the West will be showing a selection of current music videos made by alternative Bristol acts. There will be live performances by SJ Esau,Wenonoah & ICHI and a little chat with video directors John Minton, Sam Wisternoff, James Hankins & Harry Wright.