Musician, producer, and engineer Randall Dunn spent years lending his talent and collaborating with the likes of SunnO))), Six Organs of Admittance, Anna von Hausswolf and Tim Hecker, amongst many others. After a difficult period of change and loss, Dunn took a break and concentrated on his own work and Beloved is the fruit of it, his debut album released earlier this month via figureight. His latest offering is a short film accompanying the album’s closing track, ‘A True Home’, featuring guest contributor Zola Jesus on vocals. She had this to say about their collaboration:
“I met Randall for the first time about a year ago. As soon as we got to know each other we connected deeply, sharing so much common ground on both creative and personal levels. I was so honoured when Randall asked me to sing on this song, because not only am I huge fan of his work, but this song in particular held great meaning for him and thus me as well.”
Filmed in the Oman desert, the effort was directed by Turkish filmmaker Mu Tunç, who “wanted to take the viewer into a surreal journey where the whole story reflects the hallucinatory feeling of the song”. Dunn also explained how the idea behind the film came about:
“The film is based on a reoccurring dream I had this past year of a woman walking through the desert in search of water. Longing reds and browns set against the deep sun. I conveyed this idea to Mu, who went deeply into the concept in a way beyond what I could have imagined.”
Watch it now.