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New nu jazz video: Ferk

Ferk video

New nu jazz video: Ferk


“Ferk”, featuring bassist Bart De Nolf from the album “Pretensions of a Stranger in a Strange Land”.
I had this idea for several years before I found an alternative way of producing it. Originally it was a piano piece which works quite well but sounds like something from a piano exercise book. As usual I stumbled upon someone… a great Jazz musician called Arild Anderson and his album ‘Hyperborean’. On certain tracks it has this very special vibe, sort of cold and thin on first listen but that was enough to point me in the right direction.

‘Ferk’ is not an hommage to the piece but the vibe was what I was looking for. Again I seem to have a strange affiliation with Scandinavian music… maybe too much listening to early Bugge Wesseltoft? Or I like the idea of living in a quiet featureless landscape and watching the original ‘Wallander’? The music in that was fantastic… But ‘Ferk’ is a very urban sort of thing

This has been called the most movie-like track on the album. Directors Joaquin Embi and Yves Cantraine created the video for me.. If you would like to see other examples of their work, try this out

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