There’s no way in the sixties, musician’s could have ever imagined that one day people we would attend shows by the thousands that featured performers at their OZ-like helms surrounded by a horde of music and lights, alright maybe Jim Morrison. Fast forward almost fifty years later and you can find ravers gathered by the thousands to watch luminescent euphoria. This video by SquarePusher showcases just that. How far we’ve come and how far we still intend to go with light, music, performance etc. What I’d love to see and I realize I’m getting off topic, but B.o.C and SquarePusher do a world tour, but I think that would be highly unlikely considering B.o.C release an album once every solar eclipse. Here’s what Square Pusher had to say about Dark Steering and the concept behind this amazing video.
“For a while I had apocalyptic nightmares about trails of nuclear missiles in the night sky. So I aimed to recreate that strange combination of exhilaration, terror and sadness both visually and emotionally through this piece. It lead to the idea of a spacecraft leaving earth at vast speed to escape, but oddly the music also made me think of it flying through a library. So I generated the visual aspect such that, as the piece progresses, it seems as if the viewer is ever accelerating through massive corridors of books.”
“Books or Fremont Street on acid…but you don’t have to take my word for it (Reading Rainbow Bitch!)
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Music and LED visuals by Tom Jenkinson
Camera Direction and Editing by Rollo Jackson
Director of Photography Carl Burke