|MH-053 A Lull - Weapons For War
"Weapons For War" the lead single from A Lull's debut full-length Confetti, harnesses a force of nature driven with the percussive and melodic energy of Chicago and channels it into a four-and-a-half minute wind storm. The original is complimented by three virtuoso remixes. First up is Portland's Spirituals, whose recent remix for Caribou Pitchfork called "dizzying" and who's work here is no less impressive. Fellow Chicago resident Houses masters that difficult line between the human and the machine, wrapping up a frenetic remix with a three-plus minute long ambient outro. Finally, Mush's own Melting Season fits right in, as a drummer by trade turned one-man multi-armed production mastermind. If you've not already seen it (you should hunt it down right now), the music video for "Weapons For War" directed by Anthony Ciannamea, is the glue that unifies the single's thesis: a haunting encounter between two accidents of evolution that ends in either a fragile truce or the most romantic suicide pact ever, all to the sacrilegiously sensual hymn of A Lull's composition.
|A Lull creates a vast sound far more massive than the sum of its parts - XLR8R / Pounding, layered percussion and warm vocalizing - Pitchfork / Massive and booming - Chicago Verse United / A Lull sound like Chicago - Stereogum / Accessible and captivating - Adequacy / Post-rock-style ambience - Alarm Press / Seriously. Check it out - I Guess I'm Floating
|Well, I thought the video for of Montreal’s Coquet Coquette would be this week’s pinnacle of weirdness. But of course, I didn’t see A Lull coming over the horizon. Gotta love all these new, artsy videos coming out via Youtube through the artists themselves. Considering once music-packed TV channels like MuchMusic would far prefer to appease 15-year-old girls with the latest in reality TV mind garbage rather than air the newest in creative music videos, I’m happy artists have recently taken matters into their own hands.
This new video is combination of peculiar looking beaked beasts (brought to life by extremely creative costume design by A Lull themselves & Anthony Ciannamea), a bloody battle, some beautiful cinematography and a happy ending. Check out this highly creative, pleasantly bizarre piece of film below or at A Lull’s Youtube channel.
And of course, don’t forget to let the warm, mellow tune wrap your eardrums up in a toasty blanket. - Neon Tapedeck