Yesterday I’ve tweeted about this one, but it’s too great to not mention here too. It’s the video clip for “Bear Claws” by “The Academic”.
For this video the band has used the lag of a Facebook Live video to their advantage. By doing so, they’ve created a loop sampler. Also note the clever use of the lighting which changes color per “section“, creating a nice visual effect too.
“The Lotus Tree” is a “Rock, Sludge, Metal, Post-Metal, Post-Rock” band from my hometown Deinze. Although I’m no big fan of metal nor screamo-stuff, I am a rather big post-rock fan (Slint!), thus making me like their sound.
Whilst listening to this one I found myself nodding along with the track, and getting drawn into it more and more over time. The screamo-level – something that can turn me off when too much – is quite OK as it’s rather distant and doesn’t dominate the track at all.
There’s an album-release planned next friday, with some tracks – such as this one – already available on SoundCloud.