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WATCH: Hannah Peel - Desolation Row
Sarah Ward , February 18th, 2014 07:48

Video for track from forthcoming EP Fabricstate

Hannah Peel, the composer and arranger, as well as one third of The Magnetic North and a member of John Foxx & The Maths, is set to release a new EP, Fabricstate, on February 24 via My Own Pleasure, with an album due later in the year. We've got a first taste with the video for 'Desolation Row', a cut of euphoric, orchestral pop, with one foot in the delicate intricacy of her music box compositions, bolstered by steadily ascending brass and string arrangements. Shot on a hand-cranked Super 16mm film Bolex camera, Maria Anastassiou's video, rendering a city at night through long exposure shots, "exposing thus an invisible side of the urban landscape" in the director's words, was filmed on the two coldest nights of 2013 - so cold in fact that the camera froze. Says Peel of the video: "We all build a material life to feel secure, but what happens when all those cold walls fall down? Take the chance, a risk and remember the good things about life and run with those elements and with our fears. Use them to make all better."

Head to Peel's website to pre-order the EP, stream 'Silk Road' from the record below and stay tuned to the site for further coverage of Fabricstate: