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- Posted on Oct 27th 2010 2:45PM by Jenny Charlesworth
We are Busy Bodies
The Toronto-based genre-benders have a knack for keeping fans on their toes when it comes to their artsy music videos, which, much like their music, push the limits with trippy effects and eclectic twists -- and this action-packed video is no different.
A near-perfect visual representation of the playful melodies and spastic beats heard on 'I'm Still in the Walls,' the video is a disorientating joy ride that demands repeat views in order to fully make sense of the explosion of colours racing across the screen.
DD/MM/YYYY enlisted the talents of Toronto's experimental video artists Exploding Motor Car to bring the track off of 2009's 'Black Square' -- just re-released by UK's Invada Records, the label run by Portishead's Geoff Barrow -- to the small screen.
"Using the lyrical content as a springboard, Exploding Motor Car literally put the band in the walls," vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Matt King tells Spinner, referencing the slick video effects that demanded the band members zip into green screen suits for the shoot.
"'I'm Still in the Walls' is an allegorical song based on an urban legend of a man getting stuck between two walls and dying in a Winnipeg music venue," he continues. "Using this content in the repetitive nature of the song, Exploding Motor Car have developed a hypnotizing visual that melts your brain as much as the song does."
A wild ride for sure, this video, which showcases Toronto in all its glory from a downtown skate park to a Value Village thrift store, might very well invite vertigo, so prepare yourself for sensory overload.