Get ready to witness one of the most stunning videos you’re likely to see this year, a rapidly changing panorama of reconstruction, deconstruction, and geometric juxtaposition in which the natural flow of time is up-ended. It is an ingenious, thrilling, and harrowing accompaniment to a song that also radiates all of those same qualities, and more. And it resonates with particular intensity in our current time, when everything we thought we knew about the world seems to be fracturing, to itself be deconstructing.
The song is “I See Through Stones“, and it appears on Brutalism, the first full-length by the French band Mur, whose six-person line-up includes former members of Today is the Day, Glorior Belli, Mass Hysteria, Comity, and Four Question Marks. The album was released last October by Les Acteurs de l’Ombre Productions, and this video and song provide a terrific reminder of why it’s a record you should explore without delay if you haven’t already.