TUESDAY, MAY 03, 2016 |
Posted by: Lea Weatherby
To accompany WRITER's latest album, Principle Web, Brooklyn-based experimental rock band comprised of James and Andy Ralph, have given their latest record new life with a 30-minute visual representation of its essence.
Reminiscent of early 2000's Bright Eyes, WRITER instrumentals and vocals organically seep into one another, just before soncially disbanding into perfect harmony juxtaposed by grating soundscapes that deliberately erode strident and penetrating guitar riffs.
The swirling halcyon of images looks how a sorely missed and distant memory feels. However, as mental stills begin to yellow and warp, their remnants remain disjointedly tangible. The foggy and mottled sequences represented in the film and the apparitions of smiling faces sitting before a superannuated lens, incite a sharp pang of both distance and closeness, the aching sense of both togetherness and loss.
Any of these interpretations may or may not correspond with the Ralph Brother's artistic intentions for the film, but when musicians are willing to go out of their comfort zone, or venture beyond the confines of a single modality, listener experience and perception is essential and profoundly connecting. This video serves as a bold, visual exploration of WRITER's creative range, with results that exceed the expectation.
So sit back, relax and let Principle Web wash over you on this rainy, Tuesday afternoon in New York.