Big Wild has been known to create these big, bombastic sounds that carry well into a crowd at any festival. Thundering live performance and wild creations about within his musical mind. However, sometimes the audio and visual are meant to intertwine; to that end, Big Wild has teamed up with Foreign Family Collective to share an audio/visual short film entitled ASCENSION.
The video below was created in tandem with the score, produced by Big Wild. “Ascension” the music is far darker than what fans have come to know Big Wild for, but the result is absolutely breathtaking. Images of indecipherable sculptures, blueprints and more flash across the screen while the music swells. The idea behind the video soon takes shape, as it’s revealed conception has been forcefully evolved into a machine-driven process.
Director and editor team The Yazuki has harnessed the power of CGI to create this dialogue on the delicate balance of nature and technology in the modern world. In their own words:
From an early creative stage, the mood and pace of this track drove us down to a not so distant rabbit hole, where we exercised the idea of what humanity can’t do without. The main goal was to disclose something more profound. Exploring thoughts on mankind’s evolution, we aimed in creating a metaphor between what we have and take for granted in nature, and our structure of a nearly dystopian society. We are living in a detached reality that clashes with what allowed us to strive as a species. This promotes a strange sense of liberty that can lead us to a sort of race against nature. Our question was, will we win it, or will nature prevail?
These kind of projects don’t come in that often. We feel blessed to have had the chance to work with the crazy talented Big Wild and Foreign Family Collective team. Not only did they gave us total creative freedom, but also, where present as creative partners.
In Big Wild’s own words on the project:
This art piece tells the story of an advanced society that’s become so mechanized and ruled by technology that it’s neglected the natural environment, which it in turn has to now rebuild. The painful irony of this situation brings to question our infatuation with technology and an increasing detachment from the natural world.
We wanted to create our own world and convey a simple but powerful message. I really wanted to experiment musically and collaborate with visual artists to create something unique. I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out!
At less than three minutes, the short film definitely leaves you wanting more, especially wanting to know more about this world and its fate. Perhaps there will be a sequel in the future; we’re not sure. But for now you can watch ASCENSION below.