I find watching the waves wash on and off the black sand beach very hypnotic and you can easily get lost in your thoughts and memories – which suits this song very well.
Everything Is Remembered – Instrumental Electronica Music Video, featuring the beautiful landscapes of Iceland.
Written, performed & produced by Stephen Caulfield. Taken from the album, To the Lighthouse. Available here:
Video directed and edited by Stephen Caulfield. Footage filmed on my phone on Kirkjufjara Beach, Vik, South Iceland in November 2016. I hope you enjoy the Icelandic scenery and nature.
The instrumentation on this song is essentially a love letter to one of my all time favourite instruments, the Suzuki Omnichord OM-84. I’ve had such fun using this instrument over the years that I really wanted to give it the starring role in a piece of music. I’ve recorded it being played live and sequenced, as well as sampling it and doing all sorts of audio mangling – I hope I have done it justice!
The following artists and labels were of particular inspiration when making To the Lighthouse:
Jóhann Jóhannsson, Ólafur Arnalds, Sigur Rós, Jónsi & Alex Somers, A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Stars of the Lid, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Björk, Anne Dudley, Nils Frahm, Max Richter, Kiasmos, The 1975, Brian Eno, Erased Tapes, Dirty Hit
Bella Union, One Little Indian, Deutsche Grammophon