“Into The Vortex” premiering on www.quietus.comPosted: July 29, 2011
“Into the Vortex”, the hour-long film Wim directed for the Radio Soulwax mix with the same name, is now online. Hi-res, full screen, full version. English website The Quietus got the premiere for this hour.
“The Quietus is honoured to be premiering the latest hour of Radio Soulwax’ transmission. Called Into The Vortex it features collie dogs, fruity ladies, giant circular saws in steam, an abused jeep, a really far out photocopier, and mild S&M; and musically feels cosmic, German, futurist electronica.”
Wim came up with the idea of reconstructing the images, and asked Stefan Bracke, Manor Grunewald and Geert Paredis to bring the 29 album covers to life in a now defunct slaughterhouse in the Antwerp harbor. This is how Wim explains the concept:
“Into The Vortex” is a visual documentary about one of the last record sleeve factories in the world. It takes us on a colorful and psychedelic trip through the plant’s gigantic studio, where we see the album covers being manufactured. This might be the perfect time to take that strip of acid from the seventies out of your fridge and share it with the rest of the family.”
Special thank to Charles “Chuck” De Meyer for the 3D-animation.
It’s somewhere in the middle of the page. Look for a Vimeo-player, click play and then the fullscreen icon. Close the curtains. Have some peyote. Sit back. Relax.