Season 4 · Episode 5
Celestial Trax is an acclaimed producer of electronic music, composer and DJ who divides his time mostly between Brooklyn and Finland. In the fall of 2017, Celestial Trax released a striking new album, „nothing is real“ that documents a turning point in his recording career as he started to delete almost all samples, sample packs, and software synths from his music. Fueled by ideas of rebirth and true self-projection, he amassed a library of concrete field recordings from New York City as well as samples from his own cassettes, vinyl, as well as his YouTube search history. Trax quotes Anton Chekov to explain his progression as a musician: "if you want to work on your art, work on your life".
Interview + 2nd Camera: Max Dax, DOP + editing: Lucia Lux, Photo: Lucia Lux, Animations: TOPE, Introduction: Craig Holiday Haynes.