KRISTINN KRISTINSSON – “II”

It’s a bit difficult to describe why I love this track and video from Kristinn Kristinsson so much. Camcorder footage that eventually becomes more and more abstracted and far from the source while the track itself begins to crystalize around a single drone as layers and layers of saturation and distortion begin peeling off. It’s an incredible dolly zoom effect where, in this case, the visual manifestation becomes more obscured and the auditory subject becomes more clear and defined. The Icelandic artist has a distinct way of capturing a feverish, disorienting vision of the world. Without one focal point the viewer is a perpetual outsider while Kristinsson’s surging drones accrue less and less dread as individual notes become more apparent. Beautiful, brilliant work.  

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