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Music video a labour of love

Pencarrow keyboardist Anthony Rose and vocalist and guitarist Tonnie ten Hove are amped about their new music video. PHOTO/HAYLEY GASTMEIER



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It took four retro scientists and four months of hard work to pull together a music video for one of Masterton’s up and coming bands.

Progressive rock group Pencarrow last week released a video to their song Catching Leaves.

The song is a cut from the band’s debut album, Dawn Simulation, which was released last year and was the result of a four-year effort.

Tonnie ten Hove formed the band, in which he sings and plays guitar, in 2013.

He says the seven-minute, 45 second film is down to a dedicated team and a lot of goodwill from the community.

“It’s been four months of pretty hard work.

“It was a pretty big project in the end and it’s just looking awesome so we’re stoked with it.”

Ten Hove, a Rathkeale College music teacher and Wairarapa College old boy, is joined by three other members – drummer Justin Chorley, keyboardist Anthony Rose, and bassist Todd Thompson — all of whom were born and raised in Masterton.

The film was shot entirely in Masterton, using local people as extras.

It takes on a 1970s vibe and features the four bandmembers as travelling scientists.

“We find these beings out and about who have come to a rest for whatever reason — they’ve run out of power, run out of inspiration, run out of their mojo,” ten Hove said.

“We test them to see if they’ve got enough life left to be saved.

“Once we discover they have a flicker of hope left we collect them, take them all to a warehouse, where we play our song to them wearing white light suits and play them into life again.”

The film would “make you think”, he said.

Rose said all bandmembers were perfectionists and there were many late nights spent in the editing suit.

Filmmakers Reagan Gundersen and Mark Thompson can take credit for the video’s professional look.

“People were really willing to help out and be really supportive was just great, and really connecting with the music,” Rose said.

Ten Hove said Pencarrow’s songs were “fairly long and fairly complex” and range from rock and metal, to orchestral.

“There’s lots of different layers, lots of different elements.

“[The album] is a musical journey, if you’re adventurous enough to follow it.”

The band’s second album is well under way.

Check out the Pencarrow – Official channel on YouTube to watch the new video.

Pencarrow band members as 1970s scientists in their new music video, filmed in Masterton. PHOTO/SUPPLIED
Pencarrow band members as 1970s scientists in their new music video, filmed in Masterton. PHOTO/SUPPLIED

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