Those of you that read our review of Derelicht’s recent EP2 release of Padre’s ‘Chasing Mirrors’ will know that we found Christian Loffler’s remix to be the pick of the bunch, so it’s fitting that this track has been singled out for video treatment.
Derelict-signed video maestro Oliver Jennings is here in a collaborative capacity with Ben Harries and AΦE, giving us an insight into the Japanese bondage art of Kinbaku, suitably re-imagined for the digital domain.
Glitching distorted effects overlay graceful body movements, mirroring the track’s deconstructed vocal and fluid instrument layers. The whole thing is captivating, and it’s clear that the EP has been imagined in a holistic sense since its inception.
This video extends Derelicht’s fine run of releases, and – at the risk of re-iterating a point – their admirable attention to detail in terms of artist selection and output.
AΦE – Artistic Direction
Aoi Nakamura – Kinbaku Performance
Ben Harries & Oliver Jennings – Videography
Oliver Jennings – Post Production
Scott White – Sound Engineering
David Altweger – Mapping & Projections
KINBAKU – was part of SPILL Festival of Performance 2014, and is Supported by Nippon Gohsei, Jasmin Vardimon Company, The Place, Special thanks to Paul Massey.