As the release of his debut album draws nearer, SOHN has taken time out to film a 4AD Session with filmmaker and photographer Andreas Waldschuetz in his adopted Austria. Recorded in the outskirts of Vienna, SOHN – flanked by his live band Albin Janoska (synths) and Stefan Fallmann (bass) – performed four songs from his forthcoming album Tremors. The first of those videos to be posted online today is current single ‘Artifice’ and is premiering via Vogue.
The creative partnership between SOHN and Waldschuetz spans many years, and of late has seen the latter embrace unique techniques to capture SOHN visually, as can be seen in his previous work with the London- born producer – the unplugged live performance of Tremors opener ‘Tempest’ which you can see here.
“I recently rewatched Stanley Kubrick’s Space Odyssey 2001 and was pretty inspired by it” says Austrian filmmaker Andreas Waldschuetz. “Listening to ‘Artifice’ the first thing that popped into my head were neon tubes – I love neon lights. I love its coldness and sterility, and the graphical element that comes with it. All in all a glitchy piece of art.”
To coincide with the release of Tremors, SOHN will play London’s Village Underground on 17th April. Only his third London show, tickets have now sold out. However he will return to the Capital in the summer to play Field Day festival on 7th June, and Latitude in Suffolk on 18th July.
From today, we’re also offering the opportunity to download a transparent template of the Tremors cover, to allow you to create your own album cover. Limited stickers will also be available from independent record stores. Tag your covers online with #SOHNtremors for your chance to win records and gig tickets, and all entries on Instagram and Twitter will be featured on sohnmusic.com.
Watch ‘Artifice’, via Vogue, here.
SOHN 4AD Session production credits
Director: Andreas Waldschuetz
Cameras: Volkmar Geiblinger, Andreas Waldschuetz, Faruk Pinjo, Michael Obex
Lighting: Katharina Krachler, Arthur Höfinger
Sound Engineer: Floxe
Stylist: Lauren Cooke
Editing: Andreas Waldschuetz
Post Production: Thomas Rath
Production Manager: Christina Fix
Special Thanks to Gernot Ursin