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Seed Dimmer, Music Video – 2001

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Moody, minimalistic and monochromatic, this animated clip matches the relentless forward motion of the song to images of a train moving across a landscape. Birds fly — as so do some of the lyrics — and the surroundings grow more Daliesque. Seed was one of three Dimmer videos directed by animator and sometime Dimmer drummer Gary Sullivan. Band founder Shayne Carter (Straitjacket Fits) complimented Sullivan's "straight on down the line" railway imagery for how ably it suited the song; it appeared on Dimmer's long-in-gestation debut album I Believe You Are a Star.

Key Cast & Crew

Gary Sullivan

Director, Animator

Gary [Sullivan]'s train theme really suits Seed. Like the music it's straight on down the line with a couple of f**ked up diversions on the way. I wondered whether he was getting the drummer's revenge by having the train go thru my head but if you know what the song is about — which both Gary and I do — it makes total sense really...
– Shayne Carter

Source

NZ On Air

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from NZ On Air