Cold Specks has collaborated on a new short film, “Neuroplasticity”, with award-winning Canadian born director Alex Takacs, best known by his moniker Young Replicant. The film will be in Toronto on September 16 and 18 at Horeshoe Tavern as part of Toronto Urban Roots Fest.
“I am a big fan of Flying Lotus and was taken aback by the video for ‘Coronus, The Terminator’, directed by Young Replicant. We got in touch with him and were lucky to find out he was already a fan of the project,” Cold Specks, aka Ladan Hussein, explains the video. “We didn’t want to make another typical music video, so we set out to create something that would stand on its own as a piece of art.”
Takacs, who has previously worked with Flying Lotus, The XX, Lorde, M83, and Bonobo, directed the film which features “Living Signs”, “Old Knives” and “Let Loose The Dogs” from Cold Specks latest album, Neuroplasticity. The film follows the troubled neighbour of a teenage girl, missing from her small suburban community.
“I left half the script unfinished until after we had found our location and had done some of the casting,” Takacs adds. “It was important for me to make sure the video had a very specific sense of place, a unique energy inspired by the setting as much as the music itself.”
Neuroplasticity – A Short Film was created with financial assistance from a MuchFACT awarded grant. The band’s worldwide tour continues through Canada and Australia in September.
Sep 16 – Toronto, ON – Turf Festival: Horseshoe Tavern
Sep 18 – Toronto, ON – Turf Festival
Sep 23 – Melbourne, Victoria, AU – A State Of Grace: Melbourne Recital Centre
Sep 25 – Brisbane, Queensland, AU – A State Of Grace Brisbane: Qpac Concert Hall
Sep 26 – Brisbane, Queensland, AU – A State Of Grace Brisbane: Qpac Concert Hall
Sep 27 – Sydney, New South Wales, AU – A State Of Grace Sydney: Enmore Theatre
Sep 29 – Melbourne, Victoria, AU – A State Of Grace Melbourne: Melbourne Recital Centre