RÖYKSOPP & ROBYN PREMIERE ‘MONUMENT’ VIDEO
Röyksopp and Robyn premiere the ‘Monument’ video via Vice + Intel’s The Creators Project. ‘Monument’ is taken from the critically-acclaimed ‘Do It Again’ mini-album out now on Dog Triumph via Wall of Sound and Cooking Vinyl. ‘Monument’ remixes from Kindness and Mark E will be available from 18th August.
Behind the scenes / making of documentary
Watch the ‘Monument’ Behind The Scenes documentary:
Röyksopp & Robyn’s ‘Do It Again’ has become this Summer’s most talked about record and live show, garnering worldwide critical praise, a sold-out tour and chart success.
As Röyksopp & Robyn come to the end of their DIA tour they bid farewell with the release of their final video – for the epic 10-minute long track ‘Monument’, the inspiring mini-album opener.
Director Max Vitali created a weightless and timeless space by shooting on a wire-based camera, drawing the viewer in on a journey of self-discovery, a central theme throughout the song. The video was produced by VICE + Intel’s The Creators Project.
“The video is about exploring the space around you and in you and finding your own space within it all. Half real, half fantasy. The way I see film is as a hybrid of technology and emotions, and hopefully there’s an artistic vision there as well. In a way that is what Röyksopp & Robyn also do, they merge something real with something computer-generated to create bigger landscapes than possible without the help of technology.” (Max Vitali)
“The video for ‘Monument’ is a kind of inner journey which I think is also what the music is about. Like space in time and physicality and your own experience of your body.” (Robyn)
“There is light and darkness colliding and it’s all being served on a lit-up platter to encapsulate this ceremony we are partaking in. It has been influenced by the iconic imagery in 70’s sci-fi comics that we grew up with.” (Svein Berge)
Röyksopp and Robyn’s ‘Do It Again’ mini-album hit #1 on the iTunes Electronic chart in over 10 countries including the UK, US, Germany, Sweden, Holland, Canada and Japan and entered the Top 10 on the iTunes Album chart in over 10 countries including the US, Australia and France with a #1 chart position in Sweden. ‘Do It Again’ entered the Official UK Album Chart mid-week at #8. The ‘Do It Again’ mini-album serves as an introduction to the new Röyksopp album. Details to be announced.
‘Do It Again’ Tracklisting:
3. Do It Again
4. Every Little Thing
5. Inside The Idle Hour Club
‘Do It Again’ tour dates below:
August 15 Pukkelpop (Belgium)
August 20 Pier 97 (New York, NY, US)
August 21 Wolftrap (Washington, DC, US)
August 22 HB Pavilion (Boston, MA, US)
August 24 Pritzker Pavilion (Chicago, IL, US)
August 25 Echo Beach (Toronto, ON, Canada)
August 30 Zurich Open Air (Switzerland)
The Creators Project Channels:
SITE – http://thecreatorsproject.com
YOUTUBE – http://www.youtube.com/TheCreatorsProject FB – https://www.facebook.com/thecreatorsproject
TWITTER – @creatorsproject
About The Creators Project:
Founded by a revolutionary partnership between Intel and VICE, The Creators Project celebrates and supports visionary artists across multiple disciplines who are using technology in innovative ways to push the boundaries of creative expression. Launched in 2010, The Creators Project includes daily video and editorial content, an official YouTube Channel, and original artwork commissions. To date, there are more than 500 Creators from around the world. Participating artists include Karen O, M83, Benh Zeitlin, Animal Collective, The xx, Chris Milk, Florence and the Machine, Spike Jonze, Amon Tobin, Matt Pyke, Anthony Wong, Supermarche, United Visual Artists, Sticky Monster Lab, Takeshi Murata, Andrew Huang, Vega Zaishi Wang, Mick Rock, David Bowie and Barney Clay.
Praise for ‘Do It Again’:
“… electrifying.” **** The Observer
“… a stunner” NME, 8/10
“… crying on the dancefloor brilliant” The Independent
“A Scandipop dream team” The Guardian
“Truly inspiring… disco art-pop acid heaven” Esquire
“A towering edifice of electronic brilliance…beautifully impassioned music” This Is Fake DIY
“… a shuddering gem” **** – Mail On Sunday
“… sparkling, thumping pop” **** – Metro
“Pop heaven… ‘Do It Again’ will be the sound of your Summer.” Grazia
“Unstoppable forces of Scandianvian cool.” Rolling Stone