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VIDEO: The Great Silence (Collapse Under The Empire)

21 Dec

Collapse Under The Empire are a post rock band from Germany and their new video for ‘The Great Silence’ is seriously well worth checking out – and you know we wouldn’t lie to you. The track is taken from the band’s latest album Fragments Of A Prayer and, while they sound slightly wannabe-metal, the music is actually really good. Think 65daysofstatic, and you’ll be thinking along the right lines.

The video for ‘The Great Silence’ features a stop-motion astronaut drifting alone in space, and while it isn’t exactly very festive, it does manage to be both poignant and thoughtful. Stop-motion is always great and, combined with ‘The Great Silence’ – which feels almost more like a soundtrack – the clip gives the impression of being a very short film.

The band’s members, Chris Burda and Martin Grimm, worked with students from the Lucerne University of Applied Arts and Sciences in Switzerland to create the video – described as involving “an astronaut who, during a lone mission, is put into an unusual state of understanding.”

Collapse Under The Empire also recently announced a 5-track EP to be released March next year, as well as the next part of their concept work Sacrifice & Isolation, which is set to be released in October 2013.

Now if you’ll excuse us, we’re going to watch the video again.

VIDEO: Our Ways (Brooke Sharkey)

8 Dec

 

Frequently shifting from soft melancholy to something altogether more determined and menacing, ‘Our Ways’ is one of the darker tracks from Brooke Sharkey and the video definitely reflects that. Brooke sings in a fast mixture of English and French – there’s usually something beautiful about French and Brooke twists that beauty to suit her means, facing off against a quick fire, almost Lily Allen-esque, British accent.

The pace of the song matches the rising of the waters, as Brooke and her band play on a roof top in a rising flood – and the French parts lend themselves beautifully to the more threatening shots of the band laying on rafts in the water; a la Titanic.

Speaking about her latest album One Dress – currently available – Brooke said, “One Dress came together very naturally. I had met a few of the musicians that are prominent on the album either at festivals, regular venues in London or busking at the flower market.”

Brooke  is currently preparing a full UK tour for March 2013.