Daniel Avery releases visual version of surprise album ‘Love + Light’

It's a mesmeric take on the London producer's excellent lockdown record...

08.07.20, Words by: Felicity Martin

Daniel Avery has released a visual accompaniment to his surprise ‘Love + Light’ album.

The London producer’s third studio LP was created entirely in lockdown and serves as an ode to the hedonism we’re missing out on this summer due to the pandemic – comprising Avery’s brand of stylish techno and ambient.

Previous Avery collaborator, Australian designer Greg Hodgson, has interpreted the Phantasy-released record into a series of visuals using feedback loops.

“I’ve always found Daniel Avery’s music to be explorative and adventurous,” Hodgson said. “You can tell he’s more interested in exploring unknown realms in real time with his sound than hunting for some sort of mathematical musical precision. I’ve embraced that way of thinking while producing this series of videos – I hunkered down in my darkened studio in Northern NSW with my chain of analogue video gear and old CRT monitors and approached the whole project in a live improvised way.

“Every track has begun with a feedback loop using my trusty old VHS Camera pointing at an old television screen from the ’80s with the signal being sent in an infinite loop between camera and screen. Inserted into this loop is my chain of analogue video gear, each with its own character and ability to shape the signal that flows through it.”

It follows Avery’s dark rework of Marie Davidson’s ‘Lara’ and his much-hailed collaborative album with Alessandro Cortini, ‘Illusion of Time’.

Watch the visual accompaniment to ‘Love + Light’ below.