VIDEODRONES

GEEVA FLAVA – “HADAL”

In this excellent narrative video from the Turkish group Geeva Flava which layers sheets of acoustic  instrumentation and electronic programming and production to create a hypnotic track that situates itself somewhere between Brainfeeder’s off-kilter electronic jazz, Jon Hopkin’s progressive dance music and the twisting and turning post-rock of Tortoise. Visually “Hadal” is a stunning piece …

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JOSEPH SHABASON – “THE FELLOWSHIP”

This type of work is like catnip to me. Rust belt dashcam scenery with Joseph Shabason’s Adult Contemporary tonality and ambient jazz undertones sountrarcking the most serene and wistful of all zones: early morning contemplative drives amongst 20th century ruins. I love Shabason’s solo work and his album Philadelphia under the trio Shabason/Krgovich/Harris was an …

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CHARLOTTE ROSE BENJAMIN – “BACK TO THE FUTURE”

An improbably spot-on rendering of 90’s alt-singer-songwriter by Martha’s Vineyard based Charlotte Rose Benjamin. Out on the always lovely Moshi Moshi Records, “Back to the Future” –  the wistful and worried composition – with a roaring chorus – is emphasized with an absolutely lovely video traipsing through the sleepy vacation town of empty fields and …

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BOODAMAN – “COMPLEXITY”

The Swiss electronic artist Boodaman offers an insanely complex and time-intensive collage of moving images to score his similarly complex single…”complexity”. There’s a theme here. “Complexity” is full of hard driving bass lines and triggered synth arpeggios contribute to the track’s overall feeling of locomotion. A driving passion towards an end. Lovely work.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3upZ_84mpjQ

JOSHUA CARLTON – “HER GRAND ARRIVAL”

Full screen on this one. Joshua Carlton narrates a beautiful and enigmatic journey through fog-shrouded dense foliage through his impressionistic neo-classical work. Sparking from a delicate piano line “Her Grand Arrival” accrues more and more weight and intensity as it gets closer to the center. Strings and piano lines cluster around a driving melody that …

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