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Gillen In The Name Of
First Other Voices and now Sigur Rós videos! Aidan Gillen underlines his rock ‘n’ roll credentials by starring in the ten-minute promo accompanying the Icelandic outfit’s ‘Ekki Múkk’. The Game Of Thrones man plays an anorak-wearing Roy Cropper-type whose “magical journey through an English field” leads to encounters with a fox and a talking snail.
Stuart Clark, 19 Oct 2012
“Yeah, I had fun with that fox,” Aidan jokes to Hot Press. “The snail was a cunt though!”
Part of the Valtari Mystery Film Experiment, the clip was shot by Nick Abrahams whose previously made vids for Sterolab, Add (N) To X and the Manics.
“We’ve given a dozen film makers the same modest budget and asked them to create whatever comes into their head when they listen to songs from the band’s new album Valtari,” the sigur-ros.co.uk/valtari/videos blurb explains. “The idea is to bypass the usual artistic approval process and allow people utmost creative freedom. We never meant our music to come with a pre-programmed emotional response. We don’t want to tell anyone how to feel and what to take from it. With the films, we have literally no idea what the directors are going to come back with. None of them know what the others are doing, so hopefully it could be interesting.”
Have a look at vimeo.com/50053037.
Abrahams first came to Caught In The Net’s attention in 2004 when he directed The Darkness’ The Long Mince Home. Supposed to be “a fly on the wall”, it was described by Justin Hawkins as “a fly in the ointment” and binned. There is however a blip.tv/wwwnicholasabrahamscom/excerpt-from-the-darkness-down-under-1377203 ‘making of’ featurette that’s well worth a gander.
It’s only October and CITN already knows what it wants for Christmas – a pair of the fabulous new Motörheadphönes, which Lemmy & Co. are launching next month.
“We just wanted our music, especially, and rock music in general to sound great,” guitarist Phil Campbell reflects. “ There’s so much drum ‘n’ bass-focused stuff out there, and that’s fine, but these are for people who like the pleasure of listening to mid-range stuff. Everyone’s made a great effort with them.”
Retailing for between £34.49 and £129.99 – and “making everything sound louder than everything else” – you can pre-order from motorheadphones.com/en.
Which just leaves time for quick visits to variety.com/article/VR1118059740 (Oasis man’s The Greatest Footballer You Never Saw book to hit the big screen); youtu.be/U9G8XREyG0Q Simpsons animator sexes up Obama speech; and amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B009AXUPX0/b3ta-20 (turn your cat into a unicorn).