2024 MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR | Andrew De Zen & Alaskan Tapes | | The JUNO Awards

Alaskan Tapes

Alaskan Tapes is an Ambient music project based in Toronto, Canada. The outfit is the brainchild of composer Brady Kendall, who set out to explore different approaches and craft songs that aren’t only about memorable melodies, but also about texture and depth.

Alaskan Tapes releases conventional albums, tracks and EPs, but the project is also busy working on soundtrack work for film and other visual media. With its far-reaching orchestral drones, bespoke arrangements and intimate production aesthetics, the outfit’s recent release, “In Distance We’re Losing”, stands out as a great example of Alaskan Tapes’ work.

Music from Alaskan Tapes can be found in a variety of short films, including “Childhood Trauma” and “Mag Sein” by Director Eliot Rausch, or “ABADDON” by Director Rogerio Silva, just to mention a few.

<h2>Andrew De Zen</h2>

Andrew has been drawn to film since he was a child and has since become a filmmaker with a focus on emotional storytelling and evocative, poetic visuals. His love for film and stories also reaches into photography and animation, bringing a fresh editorial eye to his approach. He has gone on to work on several global brands such as Under Armour, Nike, Ford, SiriusXM, ESPN, Sony, Cadillac, IBM, etc. Andrew created, directed and produced a series of connected short films called “Of Walls & Mountains” which was shortlisted at the Young Director Awards at Cannes in 2018. His film “Places” for Alaskan Tapes was also shortlisted at Cannes and nominated for Best Video of The Year at the JUNO Awards in 2019.