Video of the Week #232: Sebastian Reynolds - Final Push 2

Video of the Week #232: Sebastian Reynolds – Final Push

Athletics is the new EP by British keyboard player and producer Sebastian Reynolds. Today we are debuting the video for the track ‘Final Push’ watch it below. ‘Final Push’ is a hallucinatory and pulsing soundscape riven with distorted synths and Greig Stewart’s crashing drums evoking the intense exertion, altered states and aggressive chaos of the Final Push of a race.

Reynolds says:

“My latest release, Athletics EP, was inspired by my life-long love of athletics and sport, particularly middle to long-distance running. A couple of the tracks, Cheptegei and Four-minute mile, celebrate world record-breaking runs by athletes at the top of their game, but I also wanted to celebrate amateur sport and the spirit of giving it a go. I myself have been a fairly average club runner, firstly for Oxford City where I’m from, and more latterly Swindon Harrier; a defectors move for sure! One of the lads at the Harriers, Chez, has a YouTube channel for his go-pro filmed races, The Wing-It Runner. He filmed me at the Road Relays in Birmingham in September 2021, and I took a bit of audio from the recording to use for the track Final Push. I asked Chez’s permission to use some more footage to put together a video for the track, and thought it made sense to use the clips with me that helped to inspire the track in the first place. Thanks to Chez for being a force of nature and to Jordan and Jacek at Tentacle for their amazing work on the post-production and editing. I’ve always had a particular love of cross country racing, and hopefully this track and video evoke something of the altered states and chaotic aggression of the Final Push for home. Celebrating the grind!”

Final Push by Sebastian Reynolds

Footage courtesy of The Wing It Runner

Post-production by TENTACLE

Edit by Jacek  Janiszewski

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