Video Of The Week – Amber Arcades – Fading Lines

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Amber Arcades is the stage name under which Dutch musician Annelotte de Graaf releases her subtly compelling music.  Her latest video directed by Gover Meit for her forthcoming single ‘Fading Lines’, and title track from her debut album is the perfect marriage of visuals and music. The graceful imagery of the lone parachutist is profoundly moving, as they spiral against the backdrop of the incomprehensible vastness of a beautiful blue sky, conjuring up feelings of how small and isolated we are in the face of infinity.

The descent is actually an ascent as it’s shot in reverse and as such could be viewed as somebody elegantly exiting the world after revelling in its beauty.  In fact, these feelings are reinforced when you learn  that Annelotte says that the song is ‘ loosely inspired by my grandfather’s death a while ago and the way he was able to accept everything his life had and hadn’t been. It’s about the feeling of being in an overwhelmed state, like you’ve been propelled free-fall into something you don’t understand, for the most part, lines between memories and moments fading until it all turns into a gloriously incandescent blur.’ 

‘Fading Lines’ is released by the always reliable Heavenly Recordings on 3rd June

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Live:
Thursday 19th May – Latest Music Bar, Brighton – The Great Escape
Thursday 2nd June – Ekko, Utrecht, Netherlands – Album Launch Party
Saturday 4th June – Tamworth-in-Arden – Lunar Festival
Tuesday 7th June – The Lexington, London – Album Launch Party
Wednesday 8th June – L’espace B, Paris, France
Friday 10th June –  4ad, Diksmuide, Belgium
Saturday 11th June – Auster-Club, Berlin, Germany
Friday 22nd July –  Huntingdon, Abbots Ripton – Secret Garden Party
Saturday 23rd July – Thirsk, North Yorkshire – Deer Shed Festival
Sunday 21st August – Crickhowell, Powys – Green Man Festival
Saturday 27th August – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Woods Festival
Friday 2nd September – Tollard Royal, Wiltshire – End Of The Road Festival

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Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the VPME.com. House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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