Everything Is Recorded premiere 'Everything Is Recorded - A film by CHILD and Mahaneela'


Everything Is Recorded have premiered 'Everything Is Recorded, a film by CHILD and Mahaneela' that intimately captures the evolution and creation of Everything Is Recorded’s debut album and live shows, told by the musicians directly involved.

The documentary film features exclusive interviews with Richard Russell and musical collaborators, unseen behind-the-scenes footage of the recording sessions (featuring Baluji Shrivastav, Ben Reed, Giggs, Green Gartside, Ibeyi, Infinite Coles, Joe Brown, Lil C, Mela Murder, Nubya Garcia, Obongjayar, Peter Gabriel, Sampha, Tic, Wiki, Yazz Ahmed and Richard Russell) and a cinematic documentation of Everything Is Recorded’s debut live shows. These shows – immersive, euphoric, sold out events at the abandoned Savoy Cinema in Dalston, east London – featured a host of key collaborators alongside bespoke visual installations from acclaimed artist Toby Ziegler which transplanted the spirit of the studio sessions into the live arena – a spirit that is vividly captured here.
Everything Is Recorded is presented exclusively via 4:3, the new video hub and curation streaming platform from Boiler Room. Watch the film HERE.
Everything Is Recorded is the collaborative artist project helmed by musician, record producer and XL Recordings co-founder Richard Russell. In February 2018, Russell released his debut album Everything Is Recorded by Richard Russell. The album was recorded at Russell’s Copper House studio in west London and features an eclectic international and inter-generational cast of collaborators and musicians who embraced Russell’s open door, keep-the-tapes-running policy. These artists include vocalists Sampha, Giggs, Ibeyi, Obongjayar, Infinite, Wiki and Syd alongside instrumental contributions from Kamasi Washington, Damon Albarn, Rachel Zeffira, Peter Gabriel, Green Gartside, Owen Pallett and more.
The album, released via XL Recordings, was met with immediate widespread acclaim, described by Q Magazine as “a masterclass in the art of collaboration” and Clash as “something truly special” while the Sunday Times simply stated “it’s a bit early to be talking about albums of the year, but Russell has just set the benchmark”. Most recently, the album was named as a Hyundai Mercury Music Prize Album of the Year.