the video has a specific meaning for me, but i'm hesitant to say what that is, as it might have a very specific meaning to you, and it's completely open to anyone's subjective interpretation. just because i made it doesn't mean that my interpretation of it is the right one. i'd love to hear what you think of it and what your interpretation is.
oh, and it goes without saying, but it's certainly not a big, commercial video... it's an experimental video, inspired by some of my early heroes of experimental film, like jack smith (who also inspired fellini and andy warhol, so i guess at the very least i'm in good company in citing jack smith as an inspiration, even if i'm clearly not fellini or andy warhol...)
Music: 'The Lonely Night' by Moby & Mark Lanegan
Cinematography & Direction: Colin Rich (deer-dog.com)
In celebration of 2013's Record Store Day, moby and Mark Lanegan have collaborated on an exclusive track to be released as a limited edition 7" on 20th April. The Lonely Night 7" comes backed with a remix from electronic music legend Photek and is being released on moby's own label Little Idiot.
moby on collaborating with Mark Lanegan:
"i've been a fan of mark's from his early sst records days, and i've always wanted to work with him. he has one of the best and most distinctive voices of the last 25 years. now that we live near each other it ended up being really easy working on a song together."
moby on producing of The Lonely Night:
"...And in producing the song, spike stent and i incorporated some very unusual production techniques... we ran all of the instruments through a distortion pedal into a guitar amp. so really there are only 3 tracks: left channel through a distortion pedal and guitar amp, right channel through a distortion pedal and guitar amp, and mark's vocals. The end result is intentionally very broken and atmospheric."
Colin Rich a LA based director who specializes in time-lapse photography has been commissioned to shoot the video to accompany The Lonely Night. The video features both moby and Mark Lanegan and flits between the desolate and far removed terrain of the Californian desert and the endless electric city expanse of Los Angeles.
Video by Jessica Dimmock and Mark Jackson. Right on Red Films.
Jessica Dimmock and Mark Jackson on their film for 'Wait For Me':
"When approached about doing the video for Wait For Me, we were most interested in climbing inside a moment in someone's life. We have long been interested in the experience of loneliness, and what happens when you feel the necessity to leave. We were motivated by the emotional landscape that unfolds when you stay within such a small and intimate narrative. In keeping with the DIY spirit of Moby's album, we decided to limit the collaboration to ourselves and our subject."