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CARES – “LUCID”

“Lucid” is about “brain chemistry, waking dreams and societal collapse”. If you follow each hyperlink in the press release you will find diagrams, wave forms and a phd thesis on theories of wholesale societal collapse. The Canadian experimental artist certainly uses these images to great effect in a sort of Hypernormalization meets Powaqqatsi collection of …

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ENEQUIST – “OPIUM”

“Opium” is a haunting visual accompaniment to the Netherlands-based Julian Enequist’s highly propulsive and deeply narcotic “Opium”. Shot in an abandoned hotel in Belgrade, Serbia, “Opium” is a convincing portrait of a post-apocalyptic environment where the decor and fashion feels frozen in amber. “Opium” builds into a quavering fever pitch of polyrhythmic patterns, wordless vocals …

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FIME – “JERK PRACTICE”

Marrying the downcast tunefulness of bands like Yo La Tengo and 13 Rods with moments of thrilling shoegaze sheen, Fime’s “Jerk Practice” is a soft focus, low-budget/high-concept tracking shot through manufactured landscapes and Fime’s floating, disembodied heads. The lush atmospherics and longing in Maxine Garcia’s voice – while still steering commanding leads – is a …

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HEATHE – “ON THE THE TOMBSTONE; SYMBOLS ENGRAVED PT. 2”

The Danish “Tapetown Session” has quickly become one of my favorite vehicles for exposure for  (mostly) heavy, guitar bands. This latest from the Danish Noise Rock band Heathe, however, sets the standard. Uncompromisingly brutal, Heathe recalls the best tendencies when Noise and Psych rock hook up in some seedy club bathroom. In-the-red dissonance meets melodic, …

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