Everything Is Recorded

Label: XL Recordings
Format: HD Digital, VHS, Super 8mm + 35mm Stills
Country: UK
Released: 2018
Genre: Music Documentary

a 30min music documentary unpicking the story behind ‘Everything Is Recorded’, the debut album from XL Recordings founder, Richard Russell.

ft. Sampha, Ibeyi, Infinite, Mela Murder, Obongjayar, Wiki, Kamasi Washington, Nubya Garcia + more.


Boiler Room 4:3 :

“Witness the evolution and creation of Everything Is Recorded's Mercury nominated debut album with this visually alluring film, exclusively airing on 4:3. The intergenerational collective are driven by a spirit of sound system inspired collaboration and experimentation and this open door, keep-the-tapes-running spirit is vividly captured here.

The film features exclusive interviews with project leader Richard Russell and his collaborators, and a cinematic documentation of their debut live shows.”

It’s Nice That :

“The visuals enhance the visceral spirit of the album, the aesthetic variation weaves together film stills, low-tech recordings with highly produced interviews to create a patchwork of a film that captures the essence of a collaborative album”.


“Ultimately, by the film’s end, it is evident that the project goes beyond music, and into something deeper—about the mechanisms of human interaction, fulfillment, life, and the moments we live through, big and small.”
a film by CHILD + Mahaneela
produced by CHILD studio

studio photography + video : Ed Morris
stage design + video installation : Toby Ziegler

camera operators : Benjamin Simmons, Edie Amos, Milo Travers, Adrian Choa, Ricky Gibb, Stephan Knight

editor : CHILD

sound design : Potion Soundworks
colourist : Caroline Morin at CHEAT