In advance of his forthcoming album, Aquamarine (out July19th on NightTimeStories), the London-based multi-instrumentalist AshWalker shares new single, “Finishing Touch”, featuring the smooth voice of Laville, alongside it’s Louis Hvejsel-Bork-directed video.
“Set in an uncanny valley of a richly coloured world, we see Ash navigate and explore his world through music and curiosity,” explains Hvejsel-Bork. “Through the power of his music, he unlocks something deeper within a totalitarian society. A lost individual is awoken by his music, forsaking her enslavement and planning an escape to a freer future.”
In order to create an otherworldly look, the video was shot with an infrared camera using a brand new filter that replicates the old KodakAerochrome look. There’s only one company that makes this filter, which was shipped specially for this project from the US. Originally, Aerochrome film was used during WW1 for better aerial surveillance, allowing unseen details of terrain. This was later adopted in popular culture through people like JimiHendrix and Frank Zappa in photography.
Aquamarine is a projection and culmination of all Ash has absorbed. A cosmic explosion of sound and colour, rhythm, shape, and patterns. The arrival of an unassuming dreamer now projecting his unique flavour of expression. Aquamarine is the take-off of this audial spaceship, a sound discovered in the grooves of thousands of records, united in one.
Ash will celebrate the release of Aquamarine with a special secret show in CentralLondon onSaturday, July 20th where he’ll perform the album in its entirety for the first time. The location will be revealed only to ticket buyers. Tickets are available for purchase here.