Gidge – Lulin
”As a joint production between Gidge, arts platform Norr and film company Lampray, Lulin offers a different approach to the concept of “album.” These Swedish friends have combined their talents to produce something unique, with neither piece being a reflection or offshoot of the other.” – Richard Allen, A closer listen
“Lulin” is a joint creation of electronic duo Gidge, film production company Lampray and arts platform Norr – all friends from school in Umeå, Sweden. Usually, a film comes with a soundtrack and an album comes with music videos, but Gidge and Lampray wanted to make something different: a project where film and music are separated, yet strongly connected.
The idea behind the Lulin project started six years ago with a noise on the roof and subtle creaking in the walls. It was an autumn night, and Ludvig was currently living alone in the old bakers cabin on his mother’s farm. The strange noises frightened him, but he was all alone and simply had to deal with it. If you see or hear something that is unexplainable, and you have no one there to share it with – what do you do? This slowly grew into an idea, and a mystical being called Lulin.
This resulted in a 24-minute film & 42 minutes of audio. The film revolves around a man (played by Victor Lindgren) who sees something he cannot explain at the edge of the woods surrounding his cabin. The audio is two 20+ minute tracks by Gidge with music derived from Lulin’s lonely world and mind.