1. Motion Design (North Atlantic Oscillation)

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    Exercice d'animation graphique pour le cours de Motion Design à l'Université Laval. Musique : North Atlantic Oscillation - Penrose. Logiciel : Adobe After Effects CS6. __ This was my main project for a Motion Design class at Laval University, Quebec. Hope you like it. Band website : www.naoband.com

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    • NAO - Scottish Tour December 2014

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      North Atlantic Oscillation play three special shows in Scotland in December, introducing their new live AV show for the first time. Support on all shows comes from The Dark Jokes. Dec 4 - EDINBURGH / Sneaky Pete's Dec 5 - DUNDEE / Buskers. Dec 6 - ABERDEEN / Tunnels Aberdeen Tickets available now, with merch bundles also available from: https://www.musicglue.com/northatlanticoscillation/

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      • North Atlantic Oscillation - August

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        Pre-order the album on CD/LP/DL and receive an instant exclusive download bundle >> https://www.musicglue.com/northatlanticoscillation/ Brendan McCarthy: compositing, editing, 2D graphics Sam Healy: 3D graphics "In preparation for the album artwork, we both became fascinated with the Codex Seraphinianus, an illustrated encyclopaedia of an imaginary world created by Italian architect Luigi Serafini. We took inspiration both from specific illustrations in the book and from its general aesthetic of non-narrative nonsense in the shape of sense. The video is a sort of homage to Serafini's astounding work in which we imagine what his creatures, plants and gizmos might do if they could leap off the page." Sam Healy - North Atlantic Oscillation See North Atlantic Oscillation live: 21st Oct Star & Shadow Cinema, Newcastle 22nd Oct Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London 23rd Oct Soup Kitchen, Manchester 24th Oct Oobleck, Birmingham TICKETS/MERCH - https://www.musicglue.com/northatlanticoscillation/ Edinburgh trio North Atlantic Oscillation are delighted to announce news of their new album ‘The Third Day’ as they share the first track online from the upcoming record. The album is due Oct 6th via Kscope & the band will embark on a UK tour in late October. With their new album ‘The Third Day’, Edinburgh’s North Atlantic Oscillation have created a flow of energy deserving of their meteorological namesake. At a time when music is increasingly cut down into single segments for easy digestion, the record – the first they’ve produced entirely themselves – is woven together as a whole, beautiful body of work, the tracks entwined around each other with no dead space in between. According to vocalist, guitarist and keyboard player Sam Healy, it’s an approach that’s been building since his childhood introduction to the work of The Beatles. “I think the perfect example of this is Abbey Road, the second side of that,” he says. “The legend is that John Lennon was tired and emotional at that point, and tended to spend a lot of time in darkened rooms. So Paul was the one who did the little segues between tracks on side two. The way that those tracks interweave is absolutely fantastic. Even as a kid I remember thinking ‘that’s really clever, that’s a really interesting way to take advantage of your skills as an album writer rather than just a songwriter.’” The band, completed by Ben Martin (drums, programming) and Chris Howard (bass), formed in 2005, and quickly became known for their intricate, progressive take on rock and electronica, their 2010 debut ‘Grappling Hooks’ and follow-up ‘Fog Electric’ gaining them critical praise and plenty of fans with a taste for delicately intelligent music. And while ‘The Third Day’ is not a concept album like its predecessor, that continuous flow is something Healy intended. He compares it to a shortwave radio sweeping from one station to the next. Though the guitars and vocals were recorded by Healy at home – where he confesses to agonising over the minutiae of the sounds (“If you’re doing stuff at home you’re not stressing out other people in the studio, they don’t have to hear your screams and howls and tears,” he says, wryly) – other parts were created in the Irish countryside, at long-time collaborator Peter Meighan’s studio. But it was the setting for the drums that was to be the most dramatic. They were recorded in a Victorian mill in Newcastle, up in the rafters while a gale howled through the building. “The wood is from the late 1800s and even though in theory it’s far too big to use for drum recording, because of the material enough of the reflections get absorbed so you get a really nice sound,” says Healy. The frontman has been searching for the drama in music ever since he had a musical epiphany, aged 12, when he saw a live recording of The Doors’ Light My Fire on TV. Suddenly, a whole new world opened up to the budding musician. “Maybe it was just the right place at the right time, but I was quite open to receive that kind of stuff, the intensity of it,” he remembers. “Some of it is very pretentious and of its time, but it just blew me away, the detail. This wasn’t a two-minute pop song – not that there’s anything wrong with that – this was seven or eight minutes with multiple movements and instrumental sections and solo sections, crazy chord changes. It was as if I hadn't really understood the power of music before that, and now I realised it could be pleasant but it could also be horrifying or uplifting or scary, it could take you in any direction you want. Having that power to affect people’s emotions is a very seductive idea. It just blew me away. I’d never been affected by passively sitting in front of something like that before.”

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        • North Atlantic Oscillation - August (from The Third Day)

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          Watch more NAO videos: https://vimeo.com/channels/northatlanticoscillation For more info on NAO: http://bit.ly/zkVKgm Brendan McCarthy: compositing, editing, 2D graphics Sam Healy: 3D graphics "In preparation for the album artwork, we both became fascinated with the Codex Seraphinianus, an illustrated encyclopaedia of an imaginary world created by Italian architect Luigi Serafini. We took inspiration both from specific illustrations in the book and from its general aesthetic of non-narrative nonsense in the shape of sense. The video is a sort of homage to Serafini's astounding work in which we imagine what his creatures, plants and gizmos might do if they could leap off the page." Sam Healy - North Atlantic Oscillation See North Atlantic Oscillation live: 21st Oct Star & Shadow Cinema, Newcastle 22nd Oct Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London 23rd Oct Soup Kitchen, Manchester 24th Oct Oobleck, Birmingham TICKETS - https://www.musicglue.com/northatlanticoscillation/

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          • Sand - Clay (from Sand)

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            Pre-order now for 28th October release: http://bit.ly/1heE75N DOWNLOAD THIS TRACK FOR FREE http:// www.kscopemusic.com/sand/ The debut album from new project by Sam Healy (North Atlantic Oscillation) During the last few years North Atlantic Oscillation have been steadily building both their fanbase and their reputation. Well known fans such as Zane Lowe and Guy Garvey have been joined by a growing number of devoted punters drawn to the band's unique combination of sonic complexity and melodic intrigue. The band's second album Fog Electric was released in 2012, following 2010's Grappling Hooks and numerous tours and festival appearances have accompanied both releases. Now Sam Healy, NAO's frontman and songwriter, returns with Sand, a new solo project which will be released on Kscope in October 2013. Written, performed and recorded throughout 2012 and 2013, Sand allowed Sam to work in a different way, as he describes: I wanted to try something that I could work on entirely alone, with no deadlines or schedules intruding on the process. It was an experiment to see if I could conceive and execute a whole record without any outside influence. I only told few people about it until it was almost complete. I had a sense after the release of 'Fog Electric' that I should try something else before starting on a third NAO album, something with a different feel, a musical palate-cleanser. This change in process has resulted in an album which, while still sure to appeal to fans of Healy's previous work, has a more intimate and personal feel, both sonically and thematically. Melodic passages and conventional pop structures are framed by striking changes in dynamics, to create a dramatic sonic palette which ranges from the barely audible to wildly loud and back again, often within the same track. The album also has a slightly warmer, less alien feel than NAO recordings, with instruments less likely to be heavily treated and distorted beyond recognition. Pre-order now for 28th October release: https://www.burningshed.com/store/kscope/product/272/5126/ www.kscopemusic.com/sand

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            • Chirality - North Atlantic Oscillation

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              Design and Animation: Brendan McCarthy Technical Assistance: David Hartmann Taken from the album, Fog Electric (Kscope). 2CD edition released June 3rd 2013 featuring remixes from The Invisible and Nedry. www.fogelectric.co.uk www.facebook.com/northatlanticoscillatio­n www.twitter.com/northatlanticos

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              • North Atlantic Oscillation - Savage with Barometer (Fog Electric)

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                Promo for 'Savage with Barometer', directed by Brendan McCarthy. North Atlantic Oscillation’s new album Fog Electric will be released on April 30th through Kscope. It produced by Tony Doogan (Super Furry Animals, Mogwai, Teenage Fanclub, Belle & Sebastian). Fog Electric is the follow-up to Grappling Hooks, NAO‘s debut which received massive critical acclaim when it was released in 2010. The title, taken from the lyric of the track Mirador, introduces a stormy theme that runs throughout the record's sounds - in the crashing electronics, delicate lulls, mystery and hidden soul beneath the surface: a leitmotif also reflected in the typically stylish and dramatic artwork. "It's an album about doubt and loss, but there's a counterbalancing sense of resignation and even optimism too," explains singer Sam Healy. "One of the main themes is that of searching for meaning in a scientific, post-religious world. Science is absolutely a force for good, but after it showed us that the physical world is all there is, and that far from stripping experiences of their mystery this revelation actually makes them more mysterious, it sort of left us to our own devices in terms of producing the unscripted, improvised drama that is life-minus-god." North Atlantic Oscillation is the climactic phenomenon caused by fluctuations in the atmospheric pressure between the Icelandic low and Azores high; a clash of hot and cold. It seems a perfect tag. Fog Electric is an album of contrasts from a band of contrasts. Timeless Rock influences collide with the latest laptop technology, amidst a combination of dark foreboding tones and blissed-out serotonin-fuelled pastoral sweeps. NAO are based in Edinburgh. They are Sam Healy (vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, programming) and Ben Martin (drums, synths, programming). They are joined live by Bill Walsh (bass, vocals) and Chris Howard (bass & synths). All copies ordered from Kscope will come with a code to download the album and the first 500 orders will come with an exclusive, limited edition 7" single featuring the radio edit of Soft Coda b/w a cover of One Good Reason (by Bob Mould). Fog Electric has been recorded and produced by Tony Doogan(Super Furry Animals, Mogwai, Teenage Fanclub, Belle & Sebastian) and looks set to lift the band to even higher levels. Tracklist 1. Soft Coda 2. Chirality Fog 3. Mirador 4. Empire Waste 5. Savage With Barometer 6. Interval 7. Expert With Altimeter 8. The Receiver 9. Downhill 10. (Theory of Tides) For a free download of 'Savage with Barometer', taken from Fog Electric, go to NAO's bandcamp page at northatlanticoscillation.bandcamp.com/ Praise for Grappling Hooks: “‘Super exciting new Rock ’n’ Roll for a new decade” Zane Lowe, BBC Radio One, Album of the Week “intriguing oddness from Scotland” ★★★★ Uncut ‘a near-criminal stockpile of beeps, buzzes and glitches generously sprayed over a spacious psychedelic rock canvas..’ Clash For more information go to: www.kscopemusic.com/northatlanticoscillation

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                • North Atlantic Oscillation - Soft Coda (from Fog Electric)

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                  Promo for Soft Coda, directed by Paul Bloomfield and Tadashi Abe at Spaceship Inc. North Atlantic Oscillation’s new album Fog Electric will be released on April 30th through Kscope. It produced by Tony Doogan (Super Furry Animals, Mogwai, Teenage Fanclub, Belle & Sebastian). Fog Electric is the follow-up to Grappling Hooks, NAO‘s debut which received massive critical acclaim when it was released in 2010. The title, taken from the lyric of the track Mirador, introduces a stormy theme that runs throughout the record's sounds - in the crashing electronics, delicate lulls, mystery and hidden soul beneath the surface: a leitmotif also reflected in the typically stylish and dramatic artwork. "It's an album about doubt and loss, but there's a counterbalancing sense of resignation and even optimism too," explains singer Sam Healy. "One of the main themes is that of searching for meaning in a scientific, post-religious world. Science is absolutely a force for good, but after it showed us that the physical world is all there is, and that far from stripping experiences of their mystery this revelation actually makes them more mysterious, it sort of left us to our own devices in terms of producing the unscripted, improvised drama that is life-minus-god." North Atlantic Oscillation is the climactic phenomenon caused by fluctuations in the atmospheric pressure between the Icelandic low and Azores high; a clash of hot and cold. It seems a perfect tag. Fog Electric is an album of contrasts from a band of contrasts. Timeless Rock influences collide with the latest laptop technology, amidst a combination of dark foreboding tones and blissed-out serotonin-fuelled pastoral sweeps. NAO are based in Edinburgh. They are Sam Healy (vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, programming) and Ben Martin (drums, synths, programming). They are joined live by Bill Walsh (bass, vocals) and Chris Howard (bass & synths). All copies ordered from Kscope will come with a code to download the album and the first 500 orders will come with an exclusive, limited edition 7" single featuring the radio edit of Soft Coda b/w a cover of One Good Reason (by Bob Mould). Fog Electric has been recorded and produced by Tony Doogan(Super Furry Animals, Mogwai, Teenage Fanclub, Belle & Sebastian) and looks set to lift the band to even higher levels. Tracklist 1. Soft Coda 2. Chirality Fog 3. Mirador 4. Empire Waste 5. Savage With Barometer 6. Interval 7. Expert With Altimeter 8. The Receiver 9. Downhill 10. (Theory of Tides) For a free download of 'Savage with Barometer', taken from Fog Electric, go to NAO's bandcamp page at northatlanticoscillation.bandcamp.com/ Praise for Grappling Hooks: “‘Super exciting new Rock ’n’ Roll for a new decade” Zane Lowe, BBC Radio One, Album of the Week “intriguing oddness from Scotland” ★★★★ Uncut ‘a near-criminal stockpile of beeps, buzzes and glitches generously sprayed over a spacious psychedelic rock canvas..’ Clash For more information go to: kscopemusic.com/northatlanticoscillation

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                  • N.A.O Soft Coda Official promo

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                    Dir : Paul Bloomfield & Tadashi Abe Performer : Magdalena Kozak Commissioned by : Kscope http://www.kscopemusic.com/northatlanticoscillation/ www.spaceship-inc.com

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                    • North Atlantic Oscillation - Ben discusses Fog Electric

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                      North Atlantic Oscillation’s new album Fog Electric will be released on April 30th through Kscope. It produced by Tony Doogan (Super Furry Animals, Mogwai, Teenage Fanclub, Belle & Sebastian). Fog Electric is the follow-up to Grappling Hooks, NAO‘s debut which received massive critical acclaim when it was released in 2010. The title, taken from the lyric of the track Mirador, introduces a stormy theme that runs throughout the record's sounds - in the crashing electronics, delicate lulls, mystery and hidden soul beneath the surface: a leitmotif also reflected in the typically stylish and dramatic artwork. "It's an album about doubt and loss, but there's a counterbalancing sense of resignation and even optimism too," explains singer Sam Healy. "One of the main themes is that of searching for meaning in a scientific, post-religious world. Science is absolutely a force for good, but after it showed us that the physical world is all there is, and that far from stripping experiences of their mystery this revelation actually makes them more mysterious, it sort of left us to our own devices in terms of producing the unscripted, improvised drama that is life-minus-god." North Atlantic Oscillation is the climactic phenomenon caused by fluctuations in the atmospheric pressure between the Icelandic low and Azores high; a clash of hot and cold. It seems a perfect tag. Fog Electric is an album of contrasts from a band of contrasts. Timeless Rock influences collide with the latest laptop technology, amidst a combination of dark foreboding tones and blissed-out serotonin-fuelled pastoral sweeps. NAO are based in Edinburgh. They are Sam Healy (vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, programming) and Ben Martin (drums, synths, programming). They are joined live by Bill Walsh (bass, vocals) and Chris Howard (bass & synths). All copies ordered from Kscope will come with a code to download the album and the first 500 orders will come with an exclusive, limited edition 7" single featuring the radio edit of Soft Coda b/w a cover of One Good Reason (by Bob Mould). Fog Electric has been recorded and produced by Tony Doogan(Super Furry Animals, Mogwai, Teenage Fanclub, Belle & Sebastian) and looks set to lift the band to even higher levels. Tracklist 1. Soft Coda 2. Chirality Fog 3. Mirador 4. Empire Waste 5. Savage With Barometer 6. Interval 7. Expert With Altimeter 8. The Receiver 9. Downhill 10. (Theory of Tides) For a free download of 'Savage with Barometer', taken from Fog Electric, go to NAO's bandcamp page at www.northatlanticoscillation.bandcamp.com/ Praise for Grappling Hooks: “‘Super exciting new Rock ’n’ Roll for a new decade” Zane Lowe, BBC Radio One, Album of the Week “intriguing oddness from Scotland” ★★★★ Uncut ‘a near-criminal stockpile of beeps, buzzes and glitches generously sprayed over a spacious psychedelic rock canvas..’ Clash For more information go to: www.kscopemusic.com/northatlanticoscillation

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