Neo-classical composer Tom Hodge, post-rock composer Ciaran Morahan and jazz composer and drummer Ollie Howell have teamed up for an exciting musical union under the name Collisions. On September 9th they’ll release their self-titled debut album through Naïve/Believe. With an already expansive experimental practice, on the album they fuse together their sensitivity, style and experience to create a distinctive, immersive and cinematic sound world.
Following their first single ‘II’, Collisions have now shared a visualiser for new track ‘Fourth Motion’. Morahan comments:
“We are delighted to share a first impression of the generative visual identity of our record designed by Cath Elliott in collaboration with Bileam Tschepe and Daniel Molnar. We discussed with Cath the different overarching frameworks that would inspire the programming work for each track. We felt that the most natural fit for ‘Fourth Motion’ was ‘Explosive’. This is reflected in the way the visuals slowly grow until the drums and ring modulated clarinet suddenly appear in the middle of the track. This visual identity is a sneak peek at what will be our deeply interactive live show where the music coming from the stage will drive the programming to generate new and unique videos every time it’s performed.”
“One of four parts of an overall piece, ‘Fourth motion’ is the final piece of the puzzle and also the last track on the record. This track starts with a single synthesiser note and melody to give the listener the chance to absorb what they have just listened to. Fourth Motion incorporates all of the elements and sounds that the listener has heard throughout the rest of the record, leaving them with a sense of familiarity and not out of place. It feels like quite an understated piece compared to the other tracks on the record, but it also feels like the ‘biggest’ track on the record.”
Watch the visualiser for ‘Fourth Motion’ below and listen to ‘II’ straight after.