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WIRE High (music video by Eric Scott)

Wire “High” Music Video – from pf22 ‘Wire’ (1:58)

Music promo for WIRE High from their 14th album release “Wire”, out April 2015 on Pink Flag. Video created by Eric Scott (Day For Night).

“…It all began (rather unassumingly) as ‪#‎iPhone6‬ concert footage which I shot at the Echoplex L.A. show last May, having no plans in mind, and quickly turned into this. I found myself playing in After Effects and before I knew it, hours had passed and I was proceeding with confidence that there was an idea to explore, some visual contrasts to do with altitude and time.

“’High’ was immediately a standout track for me, from a tremendous 14th album (the self-titled ‘WIRE’). The song is buoyant with these soaring emotional highpoints in the poetic text, which is as beautifully cryptic as with so many of Graham Lewis’s lyrics. Meanwhile, the overall structure (A-B-A-B-C) contains some brilliant nuances, from the minor-to-major shifts which signals the chorus. Wire’s art-rock perspective on this results in something that is musically very satisfying, even in the less-likeliness of a ‘pop’ event… it is all-the-while SO subtle in so many more ways than one. A real gem of a song, it needed to become a single!”

WIRE High (Robert Grey, Colin Newman, Matthew Simms & Graham Lewis) (2015)

WIRE High (Robert Grey, Colin Newman, Matthew Simms & Graham Lewis) (2015)


Swim~ “Millennium Screensaver”

Swim~ / Immersion “Millennium SwimSaver” from Day For Night.

Swim~ is the genre-busting post-niche label of Wire frontman Colin Newman and partner Malka Spigel. It celebrates its 20th year in 2013. The updated version of this popular, trance-inducing bite of ambient screencandy is now linked from the Swim~HQ  and DayForNight servers.

Download sites:
SWIMHQ.com Toys
or from Day For Night server:
Macintosh Control Panel (.hqx archive)
Windows Screensaver (.zip archive)

Swim~ label Homepage comprehensive by Eric Scott (Day For Night)

Swim~ label Homepage comprehensive by Eric Scott (Day For Night)

“The Creative Process” Colin Newman

Design, Interview & Editorial

The Creative Process_Colin Newman

The latest installment of the Creative Process series is an interview with Colin Newman of Wire, Githead and Swim~ / PostEverything, conducted by Prof. Aaron Prevots of Southwestern University. Editorial design and layout by Day For Night.

The Creative Process: Colin Newman