Heat & Entropy, the new album from Ben Chatwin, is nearing its release date and he has previously enticed us with the magically wonderful opener ‘Inflexion’. Ahead of the album’s release, the experimental Edinburgh based composer shared another marvellous track from the album, ‘Euclidean Plane’. Referring to the track, Chatwin had this to say:
“Heat & Entropy deals with contradictions and opposing forces in a kind of symbiosis. The challenge was seeing how far I could push both the acoustic and electronic elements resulting in simultaenous beauty and chaos. Euclidean Plane is one of the more harmonious tracks on the album.
The Octopus became a visual representation for this as it represents organic life and nature yet hints at something alien and desolate.”
With Nat Urazmetova on direction duties, ‘Euclidean Plane’ has been paired with a stunning visual accompaniment. Urazmetova describes the ideas behind it:
“An unexplainable, visceral fascination with the mysterious otherworldliness of octopuses, the ethereal grace and the complexity of their behavior and temperament that magnetises me the most. This is something I tried to capture in the video for Ben’s ravishing track, “Euclidean Plane”: delicacy and unpredictability, the strong physicality but also a shimmering illusion, the pulsation which might have the extraterrestrial source.”
Watch the video below and watch out for the release of Heat & Entropy on July 29th via Ba Da Bing Records.