Exclusive: James Lavelle and Norbert Schoerner collaborate on “post-apocalyptic” Unkle video

Date
31 March 2017

James Lavelle and German filmmaker Norbert Schoerner have collaborated on a video for Unkle’s song The Road, the title track of its just-announced fifth studio album The Road Part 1.

The video is the second time the two have worked together following Norbert’s VR experience Das Problem der Befahrung des Weltraums for Daydreaming With… Stanley Kubrick, last year’s exhibition at Somerset House co-curated by James. He approached Norbert to work on this latest project to bring his “reputation for innovation and imaginative distortion of convention”.

Filmed using a drone “unleashed” on the American wilderness, the video for The Road travels through desolate landscapes bathed in dramatic light and shadow, navigating a series of scenes from all angles. Director Norbert and executive producer James have applied what they call a “post-apocalyptic sensibility and edit”, producing the film which they say “describes the ever present conflict between natural landscape  and human progress”.

Unkle’s album The Road Part 1 is out 23 June 2017.

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James Lavelle and Norbert Schoerner: The Road

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James Lavelle and Norbert Schoerner: The Road

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James Lavelle and Norbert Schoerner: The Road

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James Lavelle and Norbert Schoerner: The Road

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James Lavelle and Norbert Schoerner: The Road

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James Lavelle and Norbert Schoerner: The Road

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James Lavelle and Norbert Schoerner: The Road

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James Lavelle and Norbert Schoerner: The Road

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James Lavelle and Norbert Schoerner: The Road

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