As you’ll have seen from our previous string of reviews, we’re fully behind the Derelicht movement, documenting excitedly as they move from promising start-up into fully-fledged AV label.
This time round Derelicht are providing video for Killawatt’s ‘Destination Unknown’, which was released as part of his Emigre LP earlier this year on Osiris Music.
Cherry Kino takes on the directorial duties here, and psychedelia is the name of the game. With vocals referencing LSD and trippy off-kilter Clangers-esque arpeggios counterpointing visuals alluding to peyote, the message is pretty full-on, and as usual the audio and video are fantastically paired.
The audio from Killawatt is much more accessible than his contribution to the Derelicht Sampler we previously reviewed, seemingly less about raw power and more about the concept of those trippy arps, with everything hinging around them. The drums loop with an undeniable groove while the synths flutter around, and the lovely rounded bass pops in and out in brief bursts. The whole thing listens like the video watches, in a grainy, home-edited kind of way.
The video itself is a beautiful thing. That home-editing vibe is very prevalent, you won’t be surprised to find out that the whole thing is shot on old-school Super-8 film. It’s all processed by hand, with all of the black and white footage coloured using specialist toners and an old Russian Lomo tank. Creator Martha Jurksaitis, aka Cherry Kino is clearly very passionate about her work, and comes across as super excited to be afforded the opportunities to work on projects such as this.
We love to see that kind of enthusiasm, now watch the vid, and try and tell me you don’t feel like you’re chilling in the desert.
Osiris Music UK: https://soundcloud.com/osirismusic-uk