VIDEODRONES

HUGAR – “RÓ”

Centered around a beautifully shot induction of into a toxic world, the Icelandic duo’s curiously titled “Ro” (translated into calm), juxtapose beauty and dread into a minimalist composition that balances incidental sound with a fragile melody portending an end. Perhaps this video doesn’t just record an induction for our post-nature dystopia, but a baptism or …

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Christopher Colaço & Phillip Schaeper

“The Wandering Eye” from the two Berlin-based composers score beautiful footage of the mysterious and seemingly impossible process of flocking or “murmuration” among birds. Shot in black and white against a stark background, the two compose layers of strings that track every twist and turn of the starlings inherent and unspoken movements, measuring a sense …

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KOTA TAKI – “THE WANDERING OF A DISTORTED SOUL”

Kota Taki is a Japanese guitarist currently residing in Thailand. Taki’s maximalist looped guitar passages are put into the service of brightly colored, analog destroyed footage in this beautiful video. “The Wandering of a Distorted Soul” is off of the album “Into a Dose” on the Thai experimental label Unfamiliar Environments.   https://youtu.be/UjgkL769aic

KALONJI LAW$ (FEAT. BONEZ BAYBEE) – “WAY OF LIFE”

In this beautifully shot video set against the backdrop of a summer night that seems to last forever, Kalonji LAW$ (of the up-and-coming Brooklyn-based NYC LAW$) and Bonez Baybee trade highly lyrical, heartfelt lines that act as one part memorial to those lost along the way and one part statement of defiance against life’s inevitable …

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