(Photo Credit: Sharon Alagna)
Plunderphonics godfather and American record producer DJ Shadow released his fifth album, The Mountain Will Fall, earlier this year, which included a track called “Bergschrud.” The Nils Frahm assisted song just got a funny little music video, directed by Matt Devine.
The video features Matthew Sunderland as the target of a spotlight alien abduction, with the New Zealand actor valiantly (or drunkedly) fighting to stay on the parking lot ground, losing his six pack of beer and his pants in the process.
“To me the track has a really cinematic and also science fiction tone to it,” said Devine about the video. “I wanted to make a film that really worked with this visually but also had a humor to it. It is also my favorite track from the album so I was honored to be asked to make something for it.”
“Nils Frahm is an insanely smart composer,” said DJ Shadow about the track itself. “He created a sinewy, gated vintage synth line which I then expanded upon, hopefully to complimentary effect. ‘Bergschrund’ is an obscure German word for a particular type of crevasse, or ice cliff, usually found on mountains at very high elevations.”
Check out the music video for the track below.