Share new video "Dicker's Dream"
Album 'On Reflection' due December 14th via City Slang
With their debut album 'On Reflection' set for physical release Dec 14th via City Slang, Selling, the joint project of Gold Panda & Jas Shaw of Simian Mobile Disco are sharing a new video for album standout track "Dicker's Dream".
Directed by Tilly Shiner, the video was filmed around London, Essex & Japan using an iPhone, binoculars and gaffa tape.
"I used a very DIY approach to capture footage on the street; everyday stuff, small details, the banal and beautiful."
Gold Panda adds:
“In 'Dicker's Dream', Tilly allows us to take a close-up look at people going about their daily business. We are not voyeurs to anything illicit, instead we are given a glimpse of everyday and ordinary moments.
We watch people crossing roads, jogging, walking dogs, passing-by. We witness people getting caught in the rain or pausing to smoke. We see them check the time, wait for the lights to change, or a fish to bite.
They are at risk of being ‘caught’ on camera and identified, but we are only given fragments of their lives before they are whisked away by a passing train”
'On Reflection' is available digitally now. The decision to release the record immediately digitally was informed, in part, by the fact that Selling currently have no plans to tour or play live.
Having first met a decade ago, the two have prior history together: Jas has mixed two Gold Panda records, including the breakthrough debut ‘Lucky Shiner’. In between, Gold Panda and SMD played shows together in the UK, US and Japan. So further collaboration was a natural progression, but as Derwin notes, not an inevitable one:
“We talked about ‘we should just get together and make some tunes some day’. But you always say that with people and it never happens”
‘On Reflection’ ultimately grew from a series of sounds and ideas that were quickly recorded and then edited down to their purest form. It’s a record that exists in spontaneity and quick, gut decisions rather than any sort of laboriously plotted selection of notes and sounds.
“We didn’t make this for a label or something. Initially, it was just us mucking around. There was no plan to make an album. Originally I thought we were going to make a track here and there and stick them out on vinyl. But then, we had an album that sounded quite good and it was like ‘well if we have an album’s worth of stuff, maybe we should just release it’. It became a thing, I suppose.
But we’ll quit if it becomes a smash hit record.”
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SELLING -"DICKER'S DREAM"