Hull, Quebec's Scattered Clouds hawk a brand of post-rock that's cinematic and sinister and primed with explosive tension — like the Velvets doing Ennio Marricone; more minimal and, somehow, terrifying than Godspeed!. Utterly transfixing.
For "Enchanteresse," they called on found footage artist and HILOTRONS frontman Mike Dubue to add visual dimension to the anxious, icy sound world they'd rendered.
"I dig deep in the Library & Archives for pieces in the public domain." Dubue tells Chart Attack. "I never premeditate my ideas or work with a story board. I watch a ton of films and then pick what works best. In this case, 16mm educational videos worked best for colours and textures with the music, especially with the deterioration of the celluloid of the four films I cut from."
"The song and video both tell a story of self-abasement," he adds, "isolated by the relentless pursuit of unattainable love." Indeed, a mirror can be the scariest picture of all — especially when we see only our deficiencies staring back at us.