Having released their first album in 11 years – Across the Meridian – this past October, Pram have today followed it up with a self-directed video for album track “Shadow in Twilight”. The video premiered at this year’s Flatpack Film Festival and features choreography from the professional dance troop, Danzia, whose faceless human figures align with the stars in an emotive piece of performing art that visually reflects the bitter feeling of loneliness.
Pram have roots in the post-punk late 80s, inspired by the likes of The Raincoats, The Slits, Can and the disparate soundscapes of late 20th century Birmingham, England, but Across the Meridian sees them weaving a gleeful path through the musical territory of film scores, 30s jazz, sun-drenched pop, and electronica. Owen’s haunting and wistful voice is set in a variety of soundworlds, sometimes appearing as a snatched fragment of the subconscious and dreamlike at others, crafting a story of longing or regret, drawing the listener through the mirror into Pram’s uncanny world. Over the years, the group’s repertoire has expanded to encompass extraordinary and disorientating shifts in composition, mood and texture, all of which help made Across the Meridian one of the most unique sounding albums of 2018.