Maybe the Scarecrow, a la Batman Begins
has released his fear toxin into the water supply of half of the indie record labels, but if there's been one recurring theme of this last two weeks' music videos, it is a recurring motif of nightmarish and surreal dream imagery. Whether it was the Paranormal Activity
disembodied dragging of Cloud Nothing's "No Future/No Past"
, M. Ward's "The First Time I Ran Away"
, or White Rabbit's "Heavy Metal"
, it wasn't entirely certain whether these narratives were supposed to be really happening and the only thing we knew for sure was that they were freaking us out a little.
Rising techno-ambient act Nicolas Jaar
released a new music video to add to the library of videos giving Baeble nightmares. With creepier clowns than It
, disfigured mutants, and fractured nonlinear narrative, the track "Materials" is a trip into dream-like terror.