video premiere: the new experimental and claustrophobic visual from chicago rockers ganser – ‘smelling salts’
By Sound Check
July 21, 2015
Today we’re premiering the new video from Chicago-based band Ganser – ‘Smelling Salts’. The group (who describe their sound as “equal parts Space Odyssey and Ghost World that embraces a post-punk ethos with early industrial’s minimal intimacy”) draw their visual inspiration from a love of film and shared art backgrounds; noting their musical influences as the female-featured bands of the 90s and classic groups of the 80s. In regards to the new release, Ganser tells us that ‘Smelling Salts’ explores themes of “anxiety and desire and failure” and that it “shows an evolution in the band’s sound, incorporating brass and other new instrumentation with similar dissociative vocals.” Check out their new experimental and claustrophobic visual below (directed by Kim Alpert and featuring model Jennifer Pham).
By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor
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