Following the release of Concentric Records’ 36 track compilation ‘CNTRC FOR UKRAINE‘ in December, contributing UK-based artist Robi enlists video director Joel Kerr and set designer Arthur Poujois to create a textural music video for his haunting modular synthesis collaboration with saxophonist Darius Mick.
Portraying a sound similar to that of Canadian saxophonist Anenon, Robi and Darius Mick create an introspective synthesis that treads new ground without ever feeling insistent or misdirected. The video features multiple layers of organic textures, of what appears to be leaves, branches, soil and mycelium. Creating dislocated moments embedded within atmospheric synthesis.
‘In Cycle’ is a product of experimentation and exchange, lending themes from jazz and mixing amalgamating elements into contemporary modular timbres. The exchange continues throughout the progression of the video, with Joel Kerr’s close up 16mm footage of Arthur Poujois earthy set design. Across all the mediums of exchange, the common thread is analogue texture, moods and grit.
‘CNTRC FOR UKRAINE’ is out now via Concentric Records. All proceeds will be donated to The K41 Community Fund. A project initiated by the team of the Kyiv based cultural institution ∄ with the aim to provide financial, humanitarian and logistical support to the cultural community that has been facing life-threatening challenges since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Order a copy from Bandcamp.
Music by: Robi
Film by: Joel Kerr
Set Design: Arthur Poujois
Saxophone: Darius Mick
Mastering by: Gabriele Carasco at Decode Studio