Taken from the album ‘Offshore’, released 14th August 2015 via Big Dada.
Directed by Nazareno Crea, who said this –
“This clip is an ode to one of many conversations that I had the pleasure to enjoy with Ewan,
It could have been on a rooftop in Hackney Wick or between games at Efes, either way sometimes our digression would touch this subject which we both enjoyed, it was about the mass of available and “editable” footage on You Tube.
We would enjoy sharing ideas about how to cut/edit/copy/and paste and re-use such raw pure material. I remember his reaction to one of my ongoing projects www.ennetv.com that triggered all that talking…This clip has many of those discussions in it but mostly has one simple start one simple idea. I wanted to enhance the perception that I have always had of Ewan’s way to make music. He always had in my opinion this dimension of rawness combined with almost an orchestral structure.
So to respond to these two aspects I wanted to pick a natural subject almost like a BBC documentary (the lava), but find it in its most raw and pure form. Many cuts of the footages
are picked from a series of almost a 100 documentaries and amateur videos that I have selected and edited from youtube. All that with a solemn beginning by Carl Sagan”
Two and a half years on from the sad and untimely passing of Ewan Robertson aka Offshore, we can announce the release of a last album from the Aberdonian musician and designer. The tracks for the new record, ‘Offshore’ were all more or less completed before his death in 2012. His family, his partner and Big Dada have pieced the album together as close to his original intentions as they could manage, to create a suite of music which in its openness, beauty, humour and joyfulness, both hints at what Ewan could have gone on to achieve, and celebrates what a unique and lovely human being and musician he was.
In addition, artists including Ikonika, Amon Tobin, Blue Daisy, Slugabed, Mamiko Moto, Lockah and Enchante have all contributed remixes and expect videos and photographs from long time collaborators.
All profits from the record are to go to the Marfan Trust (https://marfantrust.org) at his family’s choosing, it was the condition that affected Ewan.
The sadness felt by those who knew and loved Ewan is still very real, but this record is a chance to celebrate what a unique and talented individual he was. In that spirit, please enjoy your first taste of the record, “Off Peak”.