Heart Of Data / Babel
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Factory Floor were originally commissioned by London’s Science Museum, to write a brand new live score for Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent cinematic landmark, Metropolis.
The 150 minute score was performed live at theScience Museum’s IMAX in April 2017, coinciding with the 90th anniversary release of Metropolis and as part of the acclaimed Robots exhibition and event series. Heart of Data and Babel will be the first 12” release on Factory Floor’s own imprint H/O/D Records. The label was originally set up by the band with Cargo distribution in view of having an outlet for there collaborative projects, an idea that came into phase during their residency at London’s ICA in 2011. An inspired six and half minute track, Heart of Data bears all the hallmarks of a Factory Floor record but as you’ve never heard them before. An animated modular synth groove sets in motion the atmospheric textures within the spacial arrangement.
The b side Babel which traverses many scenes in the film, retains a transient meditative pulse in pursuit of space and time. Both bring together an emotive relationship between the machine like qualities of their instruments and visual images provided by Fritz Lang’s industrial masterpiece. Following the success of the London ScienceMuseum event, Factory Floor’s reimagined Metropolis score was performed live at Sheffield’s Sensoria Festival in October 2017 and the recorded audio was showcased at the Brighton Film Festival at the Attenborough Centre for creative arts on November 2017. The H/O/D label art was designed by British artist Haroon Mirza, adapted by Sam Moore and Nik Void. Heart of Data is the first of two 12” releases planned for early 2018 with a full length audio of the score.
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Cat no: HOD001
Label: Heart Of Data
Info correct on: 2/1/2018