Very Large Green Triangles / Matmos / Ed Apodaca & Audrey Karleskind / 2012

Very Large Green Triangles / Matmos / Ed Apodaca & Audrey Karleskind / 2012


Footnotes

“Very Large Green Triangles (Edit)” begins with a tiny sung riff which the test subject Ed Schrader seemed to hear in his mind during his psychic session. This riff is paired with a classic Baltimore club beat and orchestral and choral stabs faintly reminiscent of Jerry Goldsmith’s soundtrack music for “The Omen”. The result is a kind of urban gothic anthem to a primordial geometric image generated during a psychic experiment [...]. Ed was asked to re-sing words and phrases from his psychic transcript, and these vocal snippets are chopped and stacked over a frantic vogue-ball kick drum pattern. ➡︎

For the music video, Matmos enlisted Bay Area motion graphics company L.inc Design and told them to use their own "intuition" to envision the track. "Somehow 'Psychic Producing' seemed appropriate for music inspired by ESP sessions!" the company joked. Departing from the more buttoned-down work they do for their corporate clients, L.inc whipped up a surreal blend of sunny footage of San Francisco, weird stock images, and, of course, very large, floating, green triangles. "Psychic cues, '70s progressive rock album covers, and '80s alternate reality science fiction inspired our thinking," the creative team writes [...]. ➡︎


Sources

◼︎ Ominous Green Triangles Invade San Francisco in Matmos's Latest Music Video / Kasia Cieplak-Mayr Von Baldegg / The Atlantic / 2012


Architecture / Al Jarnow / 1980

Architecture / Al Jarnow / 1980

Bratislava: Budova rozhlasu zvnútra / Noc v archíve / 1985

Bratislava: Budova rozhlasu zvnútra / Noc v archíve / 1985