Gabrahm Vitek, aka yabé, has a knack not just for crafting seamless, hypnotic deep home units, however he additionally has a watch for the visible aesthetics. Every paintings that accompanies every launch is a testomony to that reality. Using excessive off of his sensational EP ‘Shūru’, he’s again with an full hour lengthy video of him performing reside amongst Michigan’s stunning dunes at Silver Lake.
We’re thrilled to premiere this to you solely! You’ll be able to’t assist however really feel whisked away the minute you press play, because the music surrounds you and your eyes immerse into the fantastical panorama accompanying the set.
We had the privilege to speak with yabé together with cousin & videographer James to be taught somewhat bit extra about how this all took place. Get pleasure from!
Why did you determine to do the video? What was the imaginative and prescient behind it?
James: I lived in West Michigan for the final 4 years, and I do a number of climbing, pictures, and video work within the space. It’s completely beautiful terrain, and I really feel like lots of people do not know. I used to be climbing within the West Michigan dunes, listening to deal with music, per regular, and simply saved considering, “we NEED to movie a set right here with yabé.” I actually felt folks wanted to see how beautiful this space was accompanied by yabe’s music and alternatives . Over the subsequent few months it simply form of consumed me. I assembled the group, Gabe and I mentioned set lists and logistics, and it took off from there. I see these filmed everywhere in the world, and I assumed, shit, I can do that in my very own yard.
Gabrahm: I needed to place collectively a “set from residence” throughout quarantine. What appeared lifelike at first was organising within the yard and spinning from my patio. With the encouragement from James we went all out with the placement and went distant. Deep home creates such a pleasant soundscape to expansive nature views. Michigan has so many unstated pure treasures and the dunes at Silver Lake to suit the imaginative and prescient.
What aesthetics did you each wish to seize?
James: We needed to seize the sense of scale of the world. The sand dunes are enormous, and it’s powerful to indicate that if you find yourself near the topic. The drone photographs helped illustrate this. We needed to indicate the complete dune space, which is why we included b-roll into the set. From a coloration perspective, we have been going for prime distinction. There are stark variations between the sand, bushes, water, and sky. We needed to deliver these contrasts out and put Gabe and the set in the midst of all of it. The circumstances have been fascinating as we have been capturing with a excessive quantity of haze from as a result of western wildfires. I used to be doubtful, however it all got here collectively superbly.
Gabrahm: Sand dunes are frequent floor the place all life is equal. Watching the wind blow and form the dunes appears to encapsulate the circle of life as we all know it. From mud to mud form of factor… It was so unbelievable having an unlimited forest to our north and east, dunes surrounding us, and being on the elevation to see Lake Michigan to the west disappear into the horizon. Absolute religious expertise.
Inform us somewhat bit in regards to the music choice.
Gabrahm: I labored on the observe checklist for about 6 weeks previous to the shoot and rehearsed and tweaked the efficiency virtually day by day. I used to be manifesting the visible of water and sand. I needed to take the viewer/listener on a sound journey that summoned a deeper meditative state and because the set blossoms tracks are launched to help within the opening of endorphins and chakras.
What’s one thing you hope viewers will take from this?
James: Filming this set was an unbelievable alternative. We needed to venture the set reside by displays, so all of us we in a position to movie to the music. Once we obtained completed, we simply form of stared at one another for a minute, like, WOW, what simply occurred? The entire thing was a religious expertise. I hope viewers are in a position to sense that. The music choice, the footage of the dunes, water, and woods, all of it comes collectively. Being there in that second in time is one thing I’ll always remember, and I really feel lucky that the whole lot simply jelled the best way it did. Even when nobody ever noticed this, I’d nonetheless be pleased with the expertise.
Gabrahm: We shot this in the midst of covid and on the heels of my launch “Makes You Really feel”. For me the objective was therapeutic. Each the intention of that document and this reside efficiency. Strengthening immunity and vitality by deep emotive music and nature’s purity and sweetness.
Is that this one thing you intend to do extra of?
James: Completely. We plan to continue to grow this and going greater and bolder. Grander areas, higher gear, presumably a reside stream. We wish to take this to the subsequent stage. Gabe is doing his half, and taking his music to the subsequent stage, and we’ll meet him there.
Gabrahm: We will certainly do extra. James did an distinctive job piecing collectively the right manufacturing crew and there’s little doubt we’ll all be assembly once more within the close to future for one more manufacturing.
The rest you’d like so as to add?
James: I’d like to provide a shout out to JK Wilson and Tyler Paquet, the opposite two videographers that labored on this venture. We couldn’t have completed this with out them and their skills. I’m so proud to have pulled this off. It was a number of onerous work and time. We realized quite a bit, and plan for the subsequent venture to mirror that.
It virtually didn’t occur. We gave ourselves a 3 day window for capturing and we shot this on the final day we have been there. You need to issue climate circumstances into the equation. The primary two days have been too windy to place the drone up, however the sunsets have been insane. We made the perfect of it and obtained the b-roll we wanted. The shoot occurred on the final day. We hauled all of the gear up a large sand dune, and obtained the set. All of it occurred this fashion for a purpose. I used to be humbled by the point spent collectively and the end result we produced.
Gabrahm: Exterior of the shoot the week along with the crew was unbelievable. Since we have been amidst the pandemic this was one of many solely social interactions we had in 2020. I used to be lucky to have my spouse and a pair of youngsters on location and the crew was phenomenal. Enormous thanks and respect to Tyler Paquet and JK Wilson. Tyler is an distinctive photographer and JK is a magician with the drone and in addition a implausible DJ. The most important spotlight of the journey for me, and I’m fairly positive everybody else, was the LED bocce ball sport that lasted from about 10pm to 4am below the celebrities put up shoot. Additionally honorable point out to Hornitos for protecting us heat.