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Watch The Sea and The Cake - “On and On” (video)

By: Spacelab Research Staff
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November 6, 2012
The Sea And The Cake have a new video for the song "On and On," off of their new album Runner, which is out now on Thrill Jockey Records. It's a totally hand-drawn, hand photographed mashup from Japanese artist Naomi Nagata, who created the video and was given complete creative control.

"As soon as I turn on the lights, the silhouette of the sand shows up. This dramatic change surprises me every time. When I want to move the silhouette, I use brushes, my fingers, and feather brooms. You move the object, shoot it, and then move it again and shoot...one by one, and when you connect the several hundreds and thousands of still images, ta-dah! It's like magic," said Naomi.

As for the music, The Sea and The Cake venture more into indie pop territory on this song, as opposed to the favoring of Brazillian, jazz and experimental leanings, partly due to the fact that Sam Prekop changed up his songwriting approach: "I was interested in writing songs that started not with guitar but with synthesizer/sequencer ideas. The modular synth parts didn't always make it through to the final recordings, but the influence is still there."

He want on to say "The pieces seemed able to absorb a new kind of risk taking. It was fascinating to hand over almost complete works and have the other members of the band have at it, rip up, reconfigure, reconsider. Just when I felt I couldn't go further on a song, someone in the band would change it forever."

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