Bristol lo-fi outfit Crescent share the video for “Impressions” from their first album in a decade
A project initiated by Bristolian musician Matt Jones in the 1990s, Crescent joined Flying Saucer Attack, Movietone and Third Eye Foundation in the loose collective of groups clustered around semi-legendary record shop Revolver, which closed down in the early 2000s. Breaking a ten year hiatus with new album Resin Pockets, Jones presents a typically pastoral video for the song “Impressions”.
According to Jones, the song is “partly about the river I cross on the way into town, which is tidal – sometimes a landscape of rivulets and mud ridges, other times a broad surface, inching across the pavements. Once I saw a big block of polystyrene floating upstream with a small tree growing out of it. The graffitti’d bridge in the video I've made has since been repainted.”
“Resin Pockets is my/our first record for ten years, and it’s been slowly accumulated out of recordings done mostly on Friday lunchtimes – all the loud sounds, drums, electric guitars were recorded in my local park, under a raised dual carriageway – if you’re recording near a road, the quietest place is underneath it. I’ve been interested in outdoor music for a while now, from listening to old ethnographic LPs, to Brötzmann’s Scwarzwaldfahrt, to Blithe Sons/Franciscan Hobbies. Movietone, Crescent’s sister/brother band, recorded outdoors on several of their LPs – I like the way it lets the world in and onto the tape, unexpected accompaniments, interruptions, coincidences.”