Coming to you live in high fidelity sound and vision
We played around with the idea of visuals for a long time. Nathan was really tripping on microscopic images like cells of living organisms, rocks, crystals and other mystic micro stuff. We started persuing images by contacting biologists and geologists and it became an ideal playground for inspiring new music.
We were also interested in magnifying sounds that would normally not be heard or used in a typical Black Flower set - intimate sounds of breath, mechanics of a saxophone, skin of drum,...
It all seemed to fit when film maker and visual composer Nele Fack told us she was game to realise these ideas on a concert stage.
NanoKosmos premiers on
13.01 De Centrale Ghent
14.01 Flagey Brussels Jazz Festival
Featuring Meskerem Mees on vocals.
Shot on 16mm Kodak film using a homemade Time-Slice device, after Tim Macmillan
Realised by Victor Van Rossem
Black Flower's very first vocal track is now out on limited 7 inch.
The wonderfully limbid MITJ, sees Afro-Belgian singer songwriter Meskerem Mees reciting a bucolic nursery rhyme over a gently pulsating organ that sounds like the steady, sweaty drop of mist in a rainforest. - Uncut Magazine (UK)