Branch Line Video

Branch Line is the second single to be taken from the Concrete Antenna LP. This video was shot on Super 8 film by Tommy Perman around railway lines – both abandoned and in use – in North Edinburgh. The track layers and processes field recordings of steam engines and foghorns using manipulated tape loops and convolution reverbs. The developed Super 8 film underwent a second round of processing as it was encased in cement and moss for a month. When unearthed, the film had developed new flares, marks, lines and etchings: the landscape around the Concrete Antenna tower visually altered and reframed.