Severed Heads – ‘A Million Angels’

Severed Heads – ‘A Million Angels’

I’m hard pressed to think of an artist or musical outfit that has influenced me more than Severed Heads. A good portion of their musical output was nothing less than visionary in it’s ability to bind pop music with an often alien, synthetic sound and a good dose of found sound and music concrete. Whilst I’m not sure if the Boards of Canada boys were fans or had even heard them, it feels like BoC couldn’t even exist without Severed Heads. ‘A Million Angels’ is lifted from the brilliant 1983 album Since The Accident and the wonderful video for the song shares a similarly experimental process to that of the music thanks to the video synthesizer magic of Stephen Jones. Check out this great re-telling of how the video for the track came to be from Tom Ellard...
Clark – ‘Winter Linn’

Clark – ‘Winter Linn’

Taken from Clark‘s eponymous seventh album, ‘Winter Linn’ delivers on all fronts. This time Clark’s sumptuous, emotive, beat-driven electronic tapestry is accompanied by a brilliant video directed by the wonderful Chris Hewitt. I’m a massive fan of creative and smart 3d animation in music video and this piece hits that nail on the head so hard it will forever be buried in the wood. Interpreting Clark‘s vision for the album of “music like sculpture”, Hewitt has made vision that is as engaging as the music is accompanies. Total alchemy. Here’s a wonderful quote from Hewitt on the video to round things off, “I’ve been a big fan of Clark’s for years, having been drawn to the dark, distorted romance of his work. I’m excited by how his brain interprets reality and, in turn, music. Clark is one of the very few people I’d do mushrooms with. I love him that much.” – Chris...

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