Andy Winter (WINDS) Premieres First Ever Music Video Feat. Sigh, Agalloch, Sculptured, Mayhem, Arcturus
After releasing his latest full length solo album “Incomprehensible” on The End Records in January 2013, Andy Winter (Winds, Age of Silence, Sculptured) now returns with his first ever music video; an artistic collaboration by various talents in the realm of music, film and fashion.
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“As above, So Below” is the major tenet of the story. The concept was inspired by numerology and the mystical relationship numbers have in relation to existence and magic. The video follows the creation and destruction of two creatures called Cause and Effect. We watch as they chase each other above and below, forever tied in an endless loop of creation and destruction. Cause and Effect are inseparable, and together they function as one infinite character. The styling of the video and creative direction aspires to pay homage to black metal and the occult, while being heavily drenched in unearthly technicolor, flesh/plastic and the divine feminine spirit.
Musically speaking “Uncountably Infinite” is a stylistic departure from Andy Winter’s usual style of subdued and progressive art-rock. The sound takes on a more metallic edge with harsher and rougher tones, featuring a crunchy wall of guitars courtesy of Andy Winter himself, complimented by the haunting and ravenous vocals of Mirai Kawashima (Sigh), throbbing low end tones from bassist Jason William Walton (Agalloch, Sculptured), groovy and sometimes funky drum foundations by Jan Axel von Blomberg (Mayhem, Arcturus, Winds), and a shrieking/shredding guitar solo by Donald Anderson (Agalloch, Sculptured).
Starring in the video is actress and burlesque dancer Tristan Risk, most recently featured in the cult horror film “American Mary” by The Soska Sisters. Other contributors working behind the scenes to make this video come to fruition include cinematographer Michael D. Kroetsch, production assistant Matthew Burditt, makeup artist Betty Draven, director/fashion designer Misty Greer, mixing engineer Shaun Thingvold and mastering engineer Maor Appelbaum.
Be sure not to miss this highly unique audiovisual narrative, and prepare to be enthralled!