Known for his retro-futuristic noisy edginess as heard on the ‚Small Disasters‘ and ‚Playing In The Night‘ EPs, TOM And His Computer is set to release his debut album in October on Trentemøller’s label In My Room.
The album's title track 'Future Ruins' is a postapocalyptic song cumulating in a noisy guitar-explosion, contrasted by Roxy Jules bittersweet vocals, while 'The Darkness Within' on the B-side plays with interesting synthie and guitar layers. Both songs have been co-produced and mixed by Trentemøller.
'Future Ruins' is accompanied by a fascinating video by Martin Garde Abildgaard, which was awarded by the Los Angeles Film Awards (LAFA) 2020 as well as Bucharest ShortCut CineFest, Best Music Video at The Monthly Film Festival (TMFF) and Award of excellence at IndieFEST Film Awards. “The story in Future Ruins can be experienced in many different ways. It can be about the relationship between to souls, but also about the entire climate situation where Mankind tries to make Mother Earth survive. If we don’t think properly and act in life, things can go terrible wrong”, says the videos writer and director Martin Garde Abildgaard.
The video has been shot over three days in an abandoned house in the deep woods of Denmark. Future Ruins is the second collaboration between director Martin Garde Abildgaard and TOM And His Computer. First one was the music video Organ which was of official selected for more than 30 international lm festivals and won the main price at 10 of them. The man in the video is actor Cyron Melville known as the character “A” in Lars Von Triers feature film Nymphomaniac. The woman in the video is actress Sonia Suhl known as the lead role in the Cannes Film Festival darling When Animals Dream.
Writer and Director: Martin Garde Abildgaard Producer: Rikke Katborg
Executive Producer: Morten Hoffmann Larsen Production Company: Circus Alphaville
DOP: Mattias Troelstrup DFF
Editor: Peter Brandt
Colourist: Lasse Marcussen
Man: Cyron Melville
Woman: Sonia Suhl
Camera ass.: Lasse Olesen
Production Designer: Emilie Vigh
Wardrobe: Pernille Holm
Editing facility, off-line: Little Machine
Editors ass.: Victor Mathiesen
Post: Cameo Film