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- Posted on Jun 14th 2010 4:00PM by Spinner
Fanfarlo recently traveled to the 2010 SXSW Festival in Austin, and brought cinemetographer Brian Gonzalez along for the ride. As a result, the London-based band has produced a four-part series entitled 'Under the Reservoir' that is intended to echo the repetitiveness of being on tour day-by-day.
The first episode features Fanfarlo's world, which the group describes as a "dizzying, endless round of plugging and unplugging gear, noodling around on stage and explaining to someone why, even though you don't know yourself." Gonzalez incorporates footage from the band's festival shows to create a 'Groundhog Day' experience. "Any feelings of confusion are entirely deliberate," the band adds. "The dumb will be long at the doors of the deaf."
While Fanfarlo is readying the release of their new EP, 'Fire Escape,' on July 13, you can watch the first part of their exclusive web series, 'Under the Reservoir,' complete with a full introduction from the band below. Fanfarlo will be returning next week with a brand-new episode, so be sure to check back then.
'Under The Reservoir': An Introduction - We'd never actually met just-out-of-film-school-cinematographer Brian Gonzalez before spending every waking - and some sleeping - moments with him tailing us round this year's SXSW festival film camera in hand. He turned out to be a tenacious little whatshisname with his own agenda and no respect for our boundaries, so after a while (ooh, maybe 4 or 5 minutes) we stopped trying to be on our best behaviour and decided to let it all hang out, come what may, including playing along with the parallel "waking dream" strand, without asking too many questions. The results have caused some small amount of soul-searching within the band, but stand as a pretty accurate portrait of what it's like kicking around with us for any length of time -- however much we'd like to think otherwise. We had a lot of fun making it and hope you have some fun watching it. Enjoy, Fanfarlo.