sexta-feira, 14 de setembro de 2018

Foxxxy Mulder, "Everything in Bloom" - Video Premiere

O duo Foxxxy Mulder, já conhecido dos frequentadores das páginas do TBTCI e dos iniciados às novas sonoridades do submundo dos bons sons, em breve, muito em breve, mais precisamente no dia 21 de Setembro, brindará ao mundo seu mais novo trabalho, "Heretic", mas sobre o álbum, falaremos mais também em breve, por hora, David Kumler e Kori Hensell dão mais um aperitivo do que é "Heretic".

O segundo single do álbum é "Everything in Bloom", uma peça soturna, densa e sombria, que ganha sua premiere, um vídeo que sintetiza e serve como pano de fundo perfeito para a atmosfera angustiantemente claustrofóbica da canção.

David, a pedido do TBTCI, explica abaixo, detalhadamente todo o conceito, todos os segredos e inspirações da peça.

"Everything in Bloom" e "Ghost", single anterior, são perfeitas demonstrações do que é "Heretic".

Que o dia 21 chega logo, porque "Heretic" precisa ser apreciado imediatamente, mas como eu disse acima, sobre o disco, falaremos muito em breve.

***** Foxxxy Mulder, "Everything in Bloom" ***** 

"This video is quite different from our past videos. With most of our videos, we’ve used public domain footage—usually from old horror films—and attempted to stitch it all together as something of a collage. The first video we made was “Heaven Waits for You,” where I layered together clips from Nosferatu with some night driving footage that Kori shot. Our most recent video, “Ghost,” similarly uses the collage aesthetic, but specifically by juxtaposing 1960s and 1970s stock footage with witch trial footage from a couple different horror films.

With “Everything in Bloom,” we decided we wanted to shoot something on our own. We didn’t really have a concept when we started other than “hey, let’s go shoot some interesting footage and we’ll find a way to collage it together.” The song itself is very imagistic, so we figured it would lend itself well to the collage aesthetic, but since we’d be shooting the footage rather than lifting it from elsewhere, it would be something new and interesting, fus anyway.

So Kori went to a graveyard in North Carolina to capture some footage, and I went to this really big park in Seattle that has a lot of forests, fields, beaches, and whatnot. I brought along the cloak that you see Death wearing in the video thinking perhaps it would be useful. Anyway, on the way to the park, I stopped by an art store to pick up some supplies for another project, and ended up buying this fake skull. As we were shooting, we started playing around with the skull, including it in some of the shots, and so forth, and suddenly it came to me—this is a story about Death falling in love with a disembodied skull. I texted Kori and she loved the idea, so we went with it.

Usually when we make a video, we have a really clear concept from the very beginning, but this time it evolved as we made the video. And in the end, I think it works. To be honest, I’m not sure what the story in the video is, not exactly, largely because you could interpret it in a number of ways. Maybe Death has lost someone—someone who has returned to life or left for some other kind of afterlife, and all Death has to remember them by is their skull. Or maybe this is about someone who has lost of a loved one, and they’re imagining that death is not all bleak and dreary, that it’s full of beauty and dancing. Certainly there’s an aspect of humor to the whole thing as well—I mean, Death dancing with the skull, that’s supposed to be at least a little bit funny. In the end, though, the video—like the song—is a meditation on death, loss, and melancholy, and I hope that everyone who watches it experiences something unique."  - 
David Kumler and Kori Hensell