Cold Specks has collaborated on a new short film, ‘Neuroplasticity’, with award-winning Canadian born, Los Angeles raised director Alex Takacs, best known by his moniker Young Replicant.
Takacs, who has previously worked with Flying Lotus, The XX, Lorde, M83 & 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 surburban community.
Watch the film here:
Cold Specks, aka Ladan Hussein, explains the video: “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. 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.”
Alex Takacs adds, “I left half the script unfinished until after we had found our location and had done some of the casting. 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.”
The film was created with financial assistance from a MuchFACT awarded grant – http://www.muchfact.ca.
The band’s worldwide tour continues through Canada and Australia in September, full details below.
16 Sep, Turf Fest Club Show – Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, Ontario, Ca
18 Sep, Turf Festival Toronto, Ontario, Ca
23 Sep, Melbourne Recital Centre – A State Of Grace Melbourne, Victoria, Au
25 Sep, Qpac Concert Hall – A State Of Grace Brisbane, Queensland, Au
26 Sep, Qpac Concert Hall – A State Of Grace Brisbane, Queensland, Au
27 Sep, Enmore Theatre – A State Of Grace Sydney, New South Wales, Au
29 Sep, Melbourne Recital Centre – A State Of Grace Melbourne, Victoria, Au