This video came from a need to provide some visuals to a track I produced a few nights ago after being inspired by one of my all time favorite bands Slowdive while listening to some of their older recordings (Shine and Allison come to mind).
Domingae of Föllakzoid approached me to work with her on a visualization for a very abstract psychedelic piece with some high-concept ingredients that I wrestled with for a while before I decided to formulate the edited video we finally released.
I am in awe of what Arizona's "The Ephemeral" are doing musically right now. So much texture and depth and experimentation. I worked very hard to create a visual narrative and experience for their music...
The song "River Pig" by Euclid is full of memorable grooves and also has a fantastic breakdown, both experiences lending themselves to a sonic hellscape that the band had requested I attempt to portray as a reddish "Caelid-esque" (this is an Elden Ring reference that I had to look up) environment.
Go full color, in homage to dayglo shock colors of the 1980s, to do my part to help resurrect any dormant spirits of the formative era of thrash (no cheating making everything black and white!)
I'd been meaning to make something bright and psychedelic and positive and a trying personal week really demanded of me some deep "light-work".
The band "The World Is Quiet Here" commissioned a video for their song "Writhing Gate" which is a truly wild sonic journey, vaguely progressive metal something something, with vocals in a range between Mike Patton (Mr. Bungle) and Will Ramos (Lorna Shore).
I think as someone who had to live through the original Friday phenomenon, I'm entitled to do this video transformation. Thanks to the original incredible Death Metal Friday cover by Danny Dodge the stage was set for the full visceral experience of an alternate universe hellspawn Rebecca Black.
I wrote this track back about 10 years ago on my iPhone using Garageband and just recently found the file in an old backup, so I modernized the instruments a little bit to "finish" it. Then I used the Vythm music visualizer...