Watch the video for Powell’s Steve Albini-sampling ‘Insomniac’
You’ve seen the billboard, now watch the video.
Powell has released the official video for ‘Insomniac’, the latest cut from the the Diagonal founder to be released on XL Recordings.
Directed by regular Diagonal sleeve designer Guy Featherstone and animated by Peiter Hergert, it sets Powell’s offbeat club rhythms and synth gristle to the words of Steve Albini, emailed to Powell after he sought the curmudgeonly artist’s permission for sample clearance.
Watch the video above, and catch up on the events that led to Albini’s vitriolic rant against dance music here.