In order to write as many reviews as I do here on Love is Pop, sometimes I only have time to give things four or so spins before writing my reviews… And that was the case when I wrote my review of The Glitch Mob’s latest album, Love Death Immortality… I haven’t read my review since I wrote it but I know it wasn’t especially positive. That said, I fell in love with this video and its song, “Becoming Harmonious” featuring Metal Mother, the very first time I watched the video this morning.
Even if it’s not quite dubstep, the dubstep-ish elements in this song are fantastic, making better use of the whole dubstep soundscape than some of your garden variety dubstep pioneers. The thick, looming bass is delicious, too. Add the haunting vocals by Metal Mother and you’ve got something that could easily fit on a Massive Attack record. (“Becoming Harmonious / Sensory Confluence,” she sings in an entirely hypnotic manner.) To that end, we hope the Attack will take note of these cats and beef it up on their next album, do something heavy like Mezzanine — the album this track most reminds us of — again.
FYI: This video does a lot of flashing. It’s quite mesmerizing but might not be safe for people prone to seizures.
Published on Apr 7, 2014
From the new album ‘Love Death Immortality’ ~ OUT NOW ~ http://theglitchmob.com
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Directed & Produced by Susi Sie – http://susisie.de/
Susi created this video using the science of cymatics.
All scenes were filmed by using lycopodium powder, a Canon 5D, a 100mm macro lens, two chairs and a subwoofer. No computer graphics were used.
Susi is an award winning director, DoP, editor and artist, whose work moves between the fields of art and science.
She is on a a mission to explore the physical and mathematical nature of unusual forms, substances and materials to show the hidden beauty and magic of our natural world that constantly surrounds us.
Strictly applying analog techniques and refusing any computer animations or effects, Susi Sie’s haptic and detailed work is above all a highly personal study of the genuineness, perception and authenticity of things.
The Glitch Mob Tour Dates 2014
4/11 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
4/12 – Whistler, B.C @ World Ski & Snowboard
4/18 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
4/25 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
4/26 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
4/28 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
4/29 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
5/1 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
5/2 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
5/3 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at The Market
5/4 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
5/6 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre
5/7 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
5/9 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
5/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
5/19 – Vienna, Austria @ Augartenbrucke
5/20 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Komplex Club
5/21 – Darmstadt, Germany @ Centralstation Halle EG
5/22 – Hamburg, Germany @ Uebel & Gefarhrlich
5/23 – Berlin, Germany @ Gretchen Club
5/24 – Toulouse, France @ Festival Weekend Des Curiosites
5/26 – Prague, Czech Rep. @ Roxy
5/27 – Brussels, Belgium @ Vaartkapoen
5/28 – Paris, France @ La Machine
5/29 – Nimes, France @ This Is Not A Love Song Festival
5/30 – London, England @ Forum
6/7 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball Festival
6/12-6/15 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
6/26-6/29 – Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest
8/1-8/3 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga
8/1-8/3 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
More dates TBA