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Approved: Angel Olsen

By | Published on Tuesday 8 January 2013

Angel Olsen

First heard (by many, anyway) as a principal guest voice on Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy’s ‘Wolfroy Goes To Town’, and/or via her own 2010 EP ‘Strange Cacti’, folk artist Angel Olsen released a long player titled ‘Half Way Home’ last September.

And now she’s just released two new videos, one for album track ‘Tiniest Seed’ – a kernel of bereft Western blues stashed at the very end of ‘Half Way Home’ – and ‘Sweet Dreams’ – a non-LP-featuring extra in which Olsen’s voice lights a glade of grey, thorny guitars. They’re the twin fruits of a collaborative project you’ll find detailed here.

Basically, she and three other filmmakers each shot images for the two promos on 16mm film, and over time passed their reels back and forth across the Atlantic in a bid to “sync the unsyncable” and “reconcile the space between us”. Both final edits are beautiful to behold, as is the music they’re scored by, so have a look/listen now:

Tiniest Seed

Sweet Dreams