31 March 2016

Orbital: The Box, Starring Tilda Swinton

It must be close to 20 years since I’ve seen this music video for the Orbital track The Box so I was really glad to rediscover it on one of my regular rummages through Vimeo.  Starring Tilda Swinton and directed by Jes Benstock and Luke Losey it is still a tour de force in what makes a great music video.

Tilda Swinton is marvelously enigmatic as the alien who comes from a different time-frame - a much slower place so that when she moves around in our world, it feels terrifyingly fast.