Here in Sydney, we focus on Australian music so while the UK-based Hunck would normally be red-carded, since they count the guitarist in Jonathan Boulet’s band among their number, an exception’s getting made. Anyone who contributed to those records must be ok, right?
Dead right, as it turns out, but not in the way you might think. They’ve got a new video up for their track “Something Missing” and it’s a little marvel. About a thousand years ago, Mercury Rev were doing this sort of thing on Deserter’s Songs, and it’s as effective here as it was then – other-wordly, atmospheric, and a sense of terrible and unending sadness. The video works too, evoking wonder and tragedy all at the same time.
It’s almost hypnotic, and the perfect salve to those less ear-strong who found the last Boulet record too much to take in the noise department. Switch the lights off and lose yourself a bit.