WL//WH Video Of The Day: La Mécanique “Dernier Voyage”

Video Of The Day La Mécanique

Formed in 2016 by Francis Nothingwater, La Mécanique is a coldwave/post-punk heavy synth-driven band from the Montreal‘s burgeoning dark music underground scene along many talented outfits like Scene Noir, Blue Nuit, The City Gates, Non-Lieu just to name a few.

After joining Frankfurt am Main-based Cold Transmission Music label increasingly blooming roster, La Mécanique is on the verge of releasing the new album titled “Dernier Voyage”, mastered by Pete Burns from Kill Shelter, due CD/digital, on May 10, 2019.

As a tasty preview, the video for the title track, directed by Francis Nothingwater himself, has just been shared.

Darkly lush futuristic synths radiate intense dramatic note driven melodies punctuated by quick throbbing backbeats and expansive crackling bass lines. Detached, baritone vocals growl sad, disappointed disillusionment in a dynamic, gloomy, and deceptive tragedy sprinkled in waning minimal drone alarm.

Stunning High Def visuals blend colourful awe-inspiring seascapes, with pop culture sensationalism, and master cinema photography technique into a surreal tapestry reflecting the current human condition. Rich hues overlay contrasting textures rife in conflict, confusion, and contempt as pinpoint accurate shots of wildlife emphasize the remarkable depth of the vast blue sea, against the backdrop the existential insignificance of man in society. Flights of swallows soar urgently askew a war-torn horizon of violence and death with seemingly no cause nor thought of session. Wolves howl amidst a collage of countless human deaths harbouring no meaning, but to inflate maniac egos led by greed, fame or notoriety. In sync with the lyrics, a culmination of apocalyptic magnitude fills the screen with terrifying imagery of the natural disasters longed for by a society seeking only to fill an economic agenda.

A daily ritual of self-deception, fantasy, and media influence blur the lines between fact and fiction for one man as he begins an honest self-discovery. Along the way feelings of distress and bothered thoughts awaken him from a self-imposed prison leaving him free to chose his own fate. Metaphors drenched in vivid, colourful expression depict a sinisterly surreal fusion.

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