Video of the Week #180: Stuck Sunsets – Climb!

Video of the Week #180: Stuck Sunsets – Climb!

Originally from Beverley in East Yorkshire, but based in London for the past two decades, multi-instrumentalist Patrick Atkinson has been producing a compelling range of innovative music in various guises for many years now.  He is the man who is Stuck Sunsets. And released on limited edition cassette in early December last year, Delitism is Stuck Sunsets’ debut album.

Released through Sea Records, Delitism – the last few remaining copies of which can be purchased HERE – is described by Patrick Atkinson as being a record that evolved out of the loss of his brother with “its title a macabre joke about competitive brotherly love and death being the ultimate trump card.”

‘Climb!’ was the very first song that Patrick Atkinson wrote for the album. He explains that its story is “told cinéma vérité style from my viewpoint as a child who would sit at the top of the stairs wishing I was an adult.” Atkinson adds that the “song transitions through to the tragedy that would make me long to be young again.”

The video which accompanies ‘Climb!’ is the final one to be taken from Delitism and was made by Patrick Atkinson’s frequent collaborator Francis Dulanzames under the name of Local Zero. In the video, Dulanzames uses the upward trajectory of the sky-divers’ parachutes – umbrellas in the sky – as a visual metaphor for untimely death.

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