Boston, Massachusetts based dystopian electronic dance music instigators (former Future Carnivores, Emerald Comets, Guillermo Sexo), Reuben Bettsak, and Bo Barringer, known as Ex-Hyena, follow this weekend’s Hush Club Ltd. debut with the intoxicating psych dance song “Nightmare Pills”, by dropping a related surreal and cinematic DIY music video, WL//WH is very pleased to premiere.
The single to be taken from the band’s forthcoming sophomore album, “Moon Reflections”, due out in 2022, is joined with a Remix by Indianapolis artist-musician Jackson VanHorn, who severs the warm and woozy intimacy of the original track into cold, stark, and isolated fragments of eerie despair.
A drowsy awareness observes an intimate encounter with confusion, excitement, and adrenaline-fueled fear to incite sinister wobbly synth stabs, sneakily daring bouncing, syncopated bass pulses, and steady dry beats into a slow droning swarm of hypnotic frequencies circled by translucent icy-bright glittering and glowing chords, whilst haunted, haloed male vocals shutter mesmeric whispers, shallow quivers, and anxious breaths into a swirling, humming vertigo of neon-lit dancefloor dystopia.
Red and blue dimensions, starring Irina, Cyan, and Bo, draw retro-futuristic auras over a modern lounge encounter cast in danger and mystery. Evocative 60s attire reflects melting psychedelic swirls, distorting depth-defying shadows over a lysergic band performance sparking Lynchian vibes. Groovy slow-motion dance sequences, a sexy mad scientist plot, and a shape-shifting backdrop magnify mind control suggestions under a warped narcotic lens to drive the mind’s eye of conspiracy theory and secret government psyops into warp speed.
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