Alternative Jazz / Electronic duo SANDSCAPE have unleashed the eerie, ominous video for their emotive and expansive track “Artificial Rush”. Lifted from their debut release, it tells a dark intimate story of misplaced love and temporary highs. Watch here
Formed by producer Dan Sonabend & vocalist Eliza Shaddad, the duo draw on their jazz and electronic background (as well as their respective Israeli and Arab heritages) to create dark, intimate and experimental songs. Sonabend, born to English and Iraqi parents and raised in Tel Aviv, made his reputation as a bassist and arranger before gravitating towards film scoring and music production. His background as a performer and experience as a media composer merge into a fresh and unique production style, composing and orchestrating scores for films such as Act/or, Butterfly Kisses and BBC TV series Redwater and working with artists such as Fictonian, Culprate and Rob McVey.
Speaking on the video, Eliza Shaddad explains “We shot this with director Michal Sulima during a little freak heat wave late last year. We wanted to make a visual accompaniment to the song that was quite dreamlike, and recalled the heat of summer in a sensual but melancholy sort of way, so we focused on creating something intimate and textured, full of close-up body parts and literal sandscapes, all with a tongue in cheek London-esque twist at the end.”
Born to Sudanese and Scottish parents with deep artistic heritage, Eliza has gained support from the likes of The Sunday Times, Scotland on Sunday, i-D Magazine, Stereogum and FADER, as well as airplay across stations such as BBC Radio 1, 2, 6Music, BBC Radio Scotland, and XFM. Her 2016 E.P “Run” (Released on UK Label Beatnik Creative) was hailed as “A stunning piece of work” by Shortlist and championed by tastemakers such as Zane Lowe and Julie Adenuga (Beats 1) and Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1) it received overwhelming grassroots blog support, culminating in repeat stretches as the ‘Most Blogged Artist’ in the world on Hype Machine.