VIDEODRONES

RHYTCH – “UPSTATE”

Taking cues from Psychic TV inspired tape manipulation and a driving breakbeat rhythmic pattern, the German based Rhytch propels the listener into some Lynchian journey into the night featuring gorgeous superimposed imagery. “Upstate” is a dark, post-industrial pastiche that baits the surreal into a locked in groove. Pretty perfect. https://youtu.be/LNula2uCnAM

CHRIS KORDA – “OVERSHOOT”

Chris Korda’s relationship and contribution to political thought and art can’t be overstated. In Korda’s latest album Apologies to the Future,  states that “the central theme is that future generations—should they exist—will bitterly resent us for leaving them a wrecked planet. Korda excoriates the selfishness and solipsism of present generations, and describes the album’s “militant …

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CEEYS – “FALLEN”

On “Fallen” by the German-based sibling-composed, cello / piano duo of CEEYS, Daniel and Sebastian Selke have created an intense, minimalist and pulsating composition that recalls Philip Glass and Steve Reich. The video for “Fallen” recreates the musical motifs quite well, complex, otherworldly shapes are built and born from relatively simple building blocks. It’s an …

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LUMIERE – “DOPPLER”

In this stately and downright majestic composition by the Greek musician Thanos Christodoulou, “Doppler” tackles a knotty sense of Steve Reich rhythmic minimalism beneath a stirring neo-classical composition that starts and stops on a dime without any flagging momentum. The visual accompaniment by Theo Tagholm, a London-based artist who created the video “playing” with real …

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