Release year: 2015
Nils Frahm -
Original photo by Dmitri Popov.
Avenir Next Condensed.
I watched Victoria the first time at the 2015 Berlinale. A friend of mine bought the tickets, I didn’t know anything about the type of movie nor the story. It has been a wonderful surprise. It’s a one long shot film that takes place during a normal Berlin night. After that first time I watched it again 3 times, every time I was ending up touched and impressed, by the acting, the tension, the familiar city and the recording technique.
Nils Frahm composed the soundtrack in a special location, the former GDR broadcasting production facilities that today host Studio P4. As he writes in a paper that I found inside the OST record: “We simply put a big screen in the middle of the room, filled it with microphones and instruments, set the movie on loop and kept improvising on top of it together - my good friends and I.”
I suggest to everyone to watch this movie, or at least watch the video of the song “Them” on Youtube.
The wonderful cover of this album was illustrated by Stephanie Scholz and designed by Torsten Posselt at Feld. I tried to keep the same red feeling and give it the same abstract tone, but at the same time connecting it to Berlin using the photo of a building situated in Mitte. I could keep writing a lot more about this album and redesign, but I won’t.