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Great, great, amazing, great, fabulous, astounding, brilliant, awsome great masterpiece of a great production.

Massive Attack is being well known for their experimental style of music and not less for their abstract and complex video productions. The videos for some of their most noted songs underline the dramatacly and atmospheric dynamics in their songs perfectly by pulling the viewer into a different world.

It was in September 2009 when Robert del Naja aka 3D from Massive Attack saw some of the short films of the photographer and filmmaker Eduard Salier from Paris and decided to have him come up with a video to one of their tracks. Eduard Salier picked out “Splitting the Atom” as his favorite song and produced over the next two month this massive masterpiece.

To the question why he believed that he will get together with Massive Attack one day for a production his answer was:

I’ve listened Massive Attack since my teen years. Their music has inspired me in so many ways. I would say that their music world is pretty close to my own graphic world. Sound and music play a major part in my films—I’ve been working with the same composer, Doctor L, for many many years. He’s part of the same background that Massive Attack. So I think Massive Attack and I were meant to cross paths. […]

About the song Splitting the Atom:

The fixed moment of the catastrophe. The instant the atom bursts on the beast, the world freezes into a vitrified chaos. And we go through the slick and glistening disaster of a humanity in distress. Man or beast? The responsibility of this chaos is still to be determined.

So, the new video to the track “Splitting the Atom” is doing the job – again – perfectly.

This one you have to watch!


Director : Edouard Salier
Commissioner : Svana Gisla
Production : Scream Park, Paris
Executive Producer : Anne Lifshitz
Post Production : Digital District
Post producer : David Danesi
CGI: Jean Lamoureux, Rémi Gamiette, Kevin Monthureux, Jimmy Cavé
Art & Compositing : Julien Michel, Xavier Reyé.
Flame: Christophe Richard