Today we are delighted to share ‘Decline and Fall’ – a video that was personally commissioned by Brian Eno and taken from his forthcoming album, Film Music 1976 – 2020. ‘Decline and Fall’ originally featured in Eno’s original score for the movie ‘O Nome da Morte’. The film was directed by Henrique Goldman who was therefore a natural choice to direct this new video. Showcasing Eno’s skill in augmenting the moving image, the video is a stunning marriage of cinematography and sound, contrasting intrigue, shock and beauty in a timely metaphor of our relationship with the Earth.
“Our video juxtaposes two cinematic narratives set in Brazil, one of the main frontiers in the final battle between Man and Nature. The first comprises fragments of a drama about the tortured soul of the assassin portrayed in ‘O Nome da Morte’, and the second depicts a magical natural phenomena – the Invisible River of the Amazon – a meteorologic process on a colossal scale, whereby rainforest trees continually spray billions of gallons of water into the atmosphere. // Continue to the full article