In the wake of the late November’s release of the intoxicating sophomore 12-track new album, “A Silent Understanding,” clear evidence of an increasingly refined, emotional and enveloping songwriting, blending atmospheric elements of Indie-Rock /Post-punk and New Wave with shimmering stains of Shoegaze, Indianapolis, Indiana multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Jackson VanHorn returns with the stirring and enigmatic video, created by Jackson VanHorn and Heather Rose (featured also on additional vocals) for the darkly supernatural track “The Flame”, WL//WH is pleased to premiere.
“The Flame” unravels in a poetic confession where secrets, lies, and regret to evoke burning anger from the denials of reality.
Slow skipping and stumbling beats drive around the seducing and bewitching vocal interplay of sedated, magnetic baritone confessions and haunting atmospheric moans and whispers to rise and fall in helpless breathes of hypnotic allure amid the quivering reflections and hallucinated ripples of agonized guitar melodies’ eerie droning reverbs as stalking, doom-monger piano chords march direly into the dark and obsessive broods of traumatic angst and guilt.
An immersive black and white excursion through a vast desert wasteland draws from the dark subconscious fears of abandonment and alienation, to create discomforting drifts of dread and desolation. Sweeping camera work absorbs abstract textures and gradient shades of grey with all-seeing bird’s-eye views to project a noir-ish gritty mystery whilst universal symbols succumb to a fascinating flow of time-lapsed motion connecting mysterious plot-driven transition scenes with doomsday suggestions, surreal moods, and a deadly end.
Jackson VanHorn‘s 12-track new album, “A Silent Understanding,”, is out now on CD/Digital via Icy Cold Records and Manic Depression Records, whilst it will available on Limited Cassette Edition from January 14, 2022, via Already Dead Tapes.
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