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Röyksopp Unveil short-film ‘Senior Living’ shot in derelict Detroit

| On 21, Nov 2010

Röyksopp have today unveiled a short-film entitled ‘Senior Living’ over on the Independent Film Channel.

Featuring 6 cuts from their current instrumental album ‘Senior‘ – the counterpart to last year’s ‘Junior’ – the film was shot in derelict parts of Detroit and is a stunning watch.

As Independent Film Channel’s journalist Brandon Kim notes: “When I first saw it, I was trying to figure out what blown out Scandinavian town it was filmed in, long abandoned from some volcanic fallout. Then I decided the directors, Noel Paul and Stefan Moore (ThatGo) traveled to Chernobyl for the shoot, before they revealed that, “We shot it in Detroit because it is exists as a contemporary dystopia.” If you have to see it to believe it, if you’ve never been there. They didn’t do any set dressing either. “All of our locations were filmed as we found them,” they noted.”

The full film can be seen here:

Independent Film Channel exclusive preview of ‘Senior Living’

‘Senior Living’

Röyksopp, aka, Svein Berge and Tobjørn Brundtland said the film left them in a “bewildered state…. that confusing feeling one gets when exposed to something uneasy yet pleasing,” after watching the final product. “Their (Paul and Moore’s) urban dystopia is dark and disturbing, but in between we catch a glimpse of beauty – to us in the form of derelict, decaying industry. I guess we felt a kinship to this subject matter as it’s the same kind of expression we dealt with on ‘Senior’ although we spun it around the other way; there’s initial gentle and welcoming beauty, but underneath lies a lowering dark undercurrent – occasionally discharging malaise from it’s murky depths.”

Senior‘ is out now through Wall of Sound.

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