London-based experimental composer and producer Louis Carnell, better known as Visionist, has shared the video for title track of his latest album ‘Value.’
“’Value’ initially deals with the issue of self-struggle, and those actions internally but also externally that have caused this torment… The overcoming of this is one of self-preservation and self-saviour” explains Visionist. “I wanted to work with Frederik as he deals with the perception of realness, something I deal with within my own anxieties, creating and believing in situations that haven’t even happened yet.”
Director Frederik Heyman is best known for his use of photogrammetric techniques – using 3D scans to insert real-world subjects into staged digital scenes, manipulated by mechanically induced movement and timed text. Describing the process behind ‘Value’ Heyman says, “Visionist and I focused on historic press images of people in the need of rescue. Visionist then reenacts these situations via numerous 3D scans that are processed into several digital installations, maintaining the original photographic stillness that is key to my work.”
Visionist has a string of releases in his wake, his first official releases in 2011 via labels 92 Points and Left Blank, and appearances on compilations such as Big Dada’s ‘Grime 2.0’ and Keysound Recording’s ‘Allstars’ series. 2013 saw the releases ‘Snakes’ on Leisure System, ‘M / Secrets’ for Ramp Recordings – and breakthrough EP – ‘I’m Fine’ for Lit City Trax.
He has garnered praise from a host of tastemaker publications including the likes of Resident Advisor, Crack, SPIN, The Guardian, and Rolling Stone, who cited him as an ‘artist to watch’ in 2016.
Watch ‘Value’ below and buy/stream here.