Pains & Pleasures of Intimacy

Lorentzen and video director Johan Anderson have made a series of conceptually-linked videos for these songs that tell a continuous story of compulsion, spirituality, and the hazards of love. The action in the clips is driven by a beautiful woman and a demonic, long-haired bartender – a dangerous-looking character – whose potent supernatural powers are put on destructive display.

Lorentzen and Anderson have taken great care with these clips: they were shot through vintage lenses and presented in a wide-screen format, just like an old movie. Nods to Bergman and film noir will be apparent to buffs; others will simply appreciate the richness of the cinematography and the intriguing nature of the narrative.

Lorentzen grew up in Tromso, Norway  –  above the Arctic Circle – a place where the sun doesn’t rise for months at a time – and that chill is present in every black-and-white frame.

 
 

See review in Huffington post here!

Introducing the director and the actors

Talks about the videos and their role in them.

All tracks are taken from the forthcoming album "Pains & Pleasures of Intimacy".