Video of the Moment #762: Simian Mobile Disco

By on Wednesday, 11th April 2012 at 6:00 pm

‘Seraphim’ (celestial, heavenly beings in Hebrew) is the new single from Simian Mobile Disco and is out now. As the promo video below has confused many a fan on YouTube, I’ll leave you with the duo’s own explanation for what’s going on here:

Since people are asking – It’s a series of scenes of? people going over their obsessive-compulsive type behaviours… as to how that refers to our music, on our new album we’ve been inspired by ideas of repeated loops and patterns breaking down and decaying over time. And the process of making electronic music lends itself to obsessive-compulsive tendencies…

…and yes, people who make electronic music, in my experience, tend to be OCD. Not in a bad way but think about it: you’ve got a million different things going at one, a million different things to consider how you want set up and to sound. There’s a reason (or maybe I should say a million reasons?) why electronic records usually take much longer to finish and release than, say, a singer/songwriter’s album. ‘Unpatterns’, Simian Mobile Disco’s new album, drops on 14 May on Wichita Recordings.


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