TREVOR POWERS

Shares new short film 'Capricorn'. A visual companion to his recent surprise album 'Capricorn'.

Trevor Powers has shared a short film to accompany his recently shared album, Capricorn’.

'Capricorn' was released digitally and on special limited edition cassette & book in August via Fat Possum, and is now also available on vinyl via Bandcamp.


Co-directed by Collin Fletcher and Jamie Parkhurst, the eponymous film cleverly weaves together soft-spoken vignettes of everyday life into one immersive short film that speaks of humanity through a language of dreams.

Fletcher and Parkhurst expand further:

 "We wanted to represent the album visually as we hear it - nostalgic vignettes of another time contrasted with the despondent beauty of modern life.

The world of Capricorn takes place in a world plagued by pollution and developmental decay.

The film is meant to depict a new generation that has grown up acclimated to this bleak

environment."

Capricorn’plays like a fairy tale or alien quest. Fragmented and full of grace, it serves as a meditation on the passage of time - existing both in the past and future.

Speaking on the album, Powers says: 

"The field recordings are mostly a patchwork of nature: wind, insects, rain, birds, frogs, streams, thunder but with their voices mangled and played with.

I fell in love with the idea that everything has a voice. Combining those with piano melodies felt like some kind of Mister Rogers hallucination. I also created some crude digital instruments out of noise pollution, like planes and highways - but the most natural sounds were always the most alien.

I wanted to make something that felt as peaceful as it was haunting.

Anything that did that and served the music, I made use of."

Capricorn paints a world of melancholia and unsettling beauty. Powers' field recordings, classical motifs, and software sculptures don't stop time; they examine it like a beetle under a microscope - exposing that the extraordinary is often hidden in plain sight.

 "From the minute we wake up, we're in a trance,"

he says.

 "This is music for our digital coma."

'Capricorn' vinyl edition now available here

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