Video Premiere: Primitive Motion ‘Portrait IV’, δημοσίευση στο CLOT Magazine [26/1/2023]
Primitive Motion, the collaborative project of Brisbane artists Sandra Selig and Leighton Craig, are presenting the video for the track Portrait IV from their forthcoming album.
Over the past decade and a half, Primitive Motion have gently unlocked a uniquely divergent soundworld that haunts the fringes of folk, krautrock, lof-fi pop and foggy electronics. Their sound worlds are effortlessly deep and rich, and even when greatly reductive, the pair manage to create a sense of harmonic energy that is enveloping and deeply affective.
Inhabiting the space between improvisation and song, they traverse electronic and acoustic soundscapes, lighting out for the borderlands of long-form exploration, echo-saturated fuzzy motorik groove.
Portrait of an Atmosphere, their new album, will be released on the A Guide To Saints imprint of Lawrence English‘s ROOM40 label. As its title suggests, is one of their most free-floating editions. Each piece casts out a wide net, capturing their intimate sound interplays, song forms and melodic frameworks in a shifting palette of field recordings, radio materials, spatial elements and free-roaming improvisations.
At times almost drifting into methodologies of musique concrete, this edition expands their musical languages well beyond any previous works, offering an ever more porous and generous reading of their evolving musical project.