Paula Temple talks to Ikimasho! about Japan and her primordial Deathvox video
It doesn’t happen very often, but now and again you hear a track played out through a huge sound system that completely floors you. It happened to me about a month ago here in Tokyo: dark and pissing down with rain outside, Deathvox by Paula Temple came on in a club and the whole vibe turned apocalyptic.
The video for the track does it justice. I asked Paula about the inspiration behind it, as well as what she thinks about Japan. Check out the video below, along with the thoughts of director, Tania Gualeni.
“I’ve never been yet, though Japan is the number one place in the world I want to visit. My first EP in 2002 ‘The Speck of The Future’ was imagined being in Japan, like a very futuristic parallel universe to what I am used to in Europe. In contrast to the futuristic technology driven city like Tokyo, I named one track ‘Miyako’ imagining a very beautiful traditional place I’d also like to experience.”
“The location had to be especially mindblowing, so we shot this in South Tyrol in the Alps. We wanted to show a dense, dark and tangled nature, but also a powerful, breathtaking nature that spreads a sort of an ancestral energy. From analyzing the sounds of the track and talking at length with Paula, we imagined the intense rhythm to be like a hectic path through life, full of fears, until we hear something very deep within us, that wakes us up to see beyond the everyday ‘normalness’ and its invisible repressions. Metaphorically seeing distortions from the ‘normal’, the trees, the branches, the stones, are not mistaken as a trap/obstacle any longer. The body is now conscious of being a part of whole.” – Tania Gualeni, Director.
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