Today, Big Wild and Foreign Family Collective have released Ascension, a near-future audio-visual art collaboration. The video is offered in tandem with its equally awe-inspiring score, which provides fans an unoccupied part of Big Wild‘s discography, and one likely never to be explored again.
Ascension is a journey into a world defined by both the beauty and dangers of technology. In the new reality in which the story is set, conception has been forcefully evolved into a machine-driven process. This dystopian future sees machines taking a new role in nature as the imbalance of these two worlds continues to shift towards human-machine divinity.
The completely computer-rendered creation of Ascension also offers a real-world tie in to the theme of project. Director and editor team The Yazuki has harnessed the power of CGI to create this dialogue on the delicate balance of nature and technology in the modern world.
Big Wild‘s score of the short film provides the perfect audio context for these themes as an organic human chorus is contrasted sharply by computer crafted, metallically enhanced production and synth work. The result embodies the films portrayed collision of humanity and machine.