Nordic Giants have unveiled the short film for ‘Rapture’, the lead track from the elusive duo’s debut album A Séance Of Dark Delusions released through Kscope on May 4th. The video premiered at Wonderland who said, “[it] is nothing short of a cinematic feat, it’s like a full feature with the dialogue cut out. Just as dramatic as the imagery is the music.”
The visually stunning piece features jaw-dropping landscapes and sees a pair of post-apocalyptic inhabitants traverse sandy beaches, chilling mountaintops and sprawling countryside in a captivating story of dark dedication.
The touching themes of otherworldly environmentalism and ecological decay are intriguing and affecting in equal measure. They also expand further the creative process of Nordic Giants as the duo themselves self-produced, directed and edited the magnificent film.
The song ‘Rapture’ is a beautifully dramatic taste of the band’s debut album. Operatically charged by Beth Cannon’s vocals, the song’s cavernous yet sacred sentiments crawl beneath the skin with their poignant key chimes, creeping synths and choral backing.
Largely instrumental, the album A Séance Of Dark Delusions reflects the inspired musical experimentation and atmosphere of Sigur Rós, 65daysofstatic, Björk and Pink Floyd. Nordic Giants bring a heavy orchestral brutality through progressive guitar, drum and brass, which are paired with haunting electronics as they warp loops and end-of-the-world samples through pattered keys.
On stage Nordic Giants become an even more imposing beast. Experimenting with different live performance spaces, from Victorian halls to 360-degree visual domes to digital mapping shows, audiences are always filled with intrigue. Using short films – incorporating delicate illustration and animation as well as immersive actor led stories from acclaimed directors – Nordic Giants soundtrack their awe-inspiring and ever changing show delivering the very heights of emotive captivation.
In support of A Séance Of Dark Delusions Nordic Giants will conduct a full UK headline tour in May. The full album track listing, Nordic Giants tour dates and full ‘Rapture’ video credits are below:
A SÉANCE OF DARK DELUSIONS
Evolve Or Perish
Rapture ft. Beth Cannon
Give Fight To The Imagination ft. Freyja
Dissolve ft. Saturday Sun
Futures Dark ft. Nadine Wild Palmer
A Thousand Lost Dreams
NORDIC GIANTS TOUR DATES
03/05 – Brundenell, Leeds
04/05 – Village Underground, London
05/05 – Deaf Institute, Manchester
06/05 – Cottiers Theatre, Glasgow
08/05 – Contemporary, Nottingham
09/05 – Concorde 2, Brighton
10/05 – The Lantern, Bristol