Ōtautahi-based violinist and composer, Motte (AKA Anita Clark), has unveiled a new single and accompanying video off her upcoming album, Cold + Liquid, released August 12 via U.S label Ba Da Bing! Records.
'Plateau' is a two-part piece that displays Clark's virtuoso in all its glory, with sweeping violin arpeggios that blend into the synth samples scattered across the composition. While the first half soars and swirls in a deeply moving way, the second half creeps in like an ominous cloud with its slinky synth bass line carrying through the rest of the song. Both halves are equally magnificent, and eventually melt into a gentle sound-pool to float upon.
The song is accompanied by a breathtaking video by in collaboration with Threading Frames, a Tāmaki Makaurau-based movement and film company directed by Joshua and Tyler Carney-Faleatua. Featuring the expansive landscapes of Duder Regional Park, Maraetai and Anawhata Beaches and Riverhead Forest, we follow a dancer as they fold through the terrain and communicate with the earth below.
“Perhaps they’re trying to communicate with the far reaches of the galaxy,” muses Clark.
Cold + Liquid arrives on August 12 via Ba Da Bing! Records. You can pre-order it here.