Evie the Muse of KUCI’s Composers Always Score interviews Petr Aleksander. Closer, Still is Pêtr Aleksänder’s debut album. The London-based duo of Eliot James and Tom Hobden have each forged successful music careers respectively over the past decade, but this is the first project they can call their own. Closer, Still builds imaginary landscapes from piano, strings and subtle undercurrents of electronica. Awash with cinematic elements, it moves through fantasy, romance and sci-fi worlds.
The Haunting aquatic fantasia ‘A Walk on The Seabed’ is brought to life by a breathtaking piece of video art from BAFTA-winning filmmaker Martina Amati. “Martina’s innovative film features amazing footage of free divers, which really encapsulates the mood of the track,” say the band. Martina says of her collaboration, ‘Outside I try, I pretend, I lie. Underwater I am. With Under I wanted to share this experience with others. Eliot and Tom saw my work installed at the Wellcome Collection and asked me to use imagery of my work, ‘Under’ for “A Walk On The Seabed”. I loved the cinematic appeal of the track and it was interesting to let my images flow into a new soundscape, seeing them forming different shapes, like sea waves.’