Matt&Dan's new Daniel Avery video is a 48-minute chill-out classic
- Josh Baines
- 5 October 2018
Earlier this week, mop-headed techno titan Daniel Avery treated listener’s to a brand new 50 minute long ambient composition. Downloadable for free via electronic music site XLR8R, Visible Gravity is, Daniel says, “an ode to those early and quiet moments in a night where the strobe light is still only a hopeful glimmer beyond the horizon, a sign of the euphoria to follow.” Which basically means it’ll sound perfect when you’re trying to shake off the memories of the night just gone.
If that wasn’t enough, Daniel also released a super-soothing animation to go alongside Visible Gravity, directed by Matt&Dan and produced by It’s Nice That’s very own Connor Campbell.
The deadly duo say that the concept arrived after an experiment with sound waves. “We began to ask ourselves how we could evolve the process of how we recorded the album cover further and bring this new world to life unlike the static images we have captured before,” say Matt&Dan. “This time we imported the mix into Ableton and used an Oscilloscope to view the waveforms. We then added various plug-ins which let us manipulate the frequencies which gave us a live visual representation in a totally new way to how we have created previous artworks.”
Detailed, granular, and beautiful, not many things have made us want to go out and get wrecked quite so much in recent years. A future chill-out classic has arrived.
About the Author
Josh Baines joined It's Nice That from July 2018 to July 2019 as News Editor, covering new high-profile projects, awards announcements, and everything else in between.