After some tweet exchanges with @iamplainview who very recently came forth with two grandiose remixes featured on sodwee.com. I came to know a little more about this side-project of his. Plainview produced some tracks for Philip Li (a London based artist) who just recently put together a performance/exhibition named ‘POP SCULPTURE: THE FILOSOPHY OF MAKING’, at Camberwell Space in London, blending sculpture, music and fashion. Out of the exhibition, three tracks were birthed. Here are my two favorites, “Future Is Now” alongside this exclusive never-heard-before “Movie Star” premiered here on sodwee.com. We’re also secretly in ADORATION for the covert art from a previous tune “Panther”, so we took the liberty to use it for this post, although it’s not really related :
Le Fil – Future Is Now [audio:https://sodwee.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Future-Is-Now.mp3]
Le Fil – Movie Star [audio:https://sodwee.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Movie-Star.mp3]
“I did these tracks with Fil as a favour for an exhibition he was doing – theyre a little different to my normal style, but gave me a chance to work in a different genre, which is always good, and I’m quite pleased with how they’ve turned out.” says Plainview.
Le Fil is now officially on! The name Le Fil represents the meeting point of my many disciplines and ideas. Translated in French, it means the thread or line, which I interpret as the borderline where the boundaries blur and the disciplines meet. Whilst also being a shortened version of my name, Le Fil also wordplays on gender roles i.e the masculine version of ‘the girl’ in French, reflecting the themes of androgyny and fluidity of gender that feature a lot in my art.