VIDEODRONES

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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MAGIC FROM SPACE – “DREAMBOAT”

We are waiting excitedly for Magic From Space’s newest installment of Music for Highly Sensitive People with Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. Released on October 1st, “Dreamboat” is a delicate and leisurely opening salvo. Set against staccato plucked guitars, “Dreamboat” folds in layers of off-kilter beats, Casio-funk bass lines and  a stuttering time-freezing beat accentuations that …

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MICHAEL A. MULLER – “FIXED SHADOW”

Michael A. Muller’s video for “Fixed Shadow” displays the axiom that no matter how far we get we can’t run away from ourselves. The multi-instrumentalist and co-founder of the excellent Austin-based collective Balmorhea, Muller’s drone work sets the course for  an eliding, spectral pacing while deeply resonant double bass hits punctuate the subtle movement and …

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