Neosignal Unveil Video For ‘Planet Online’
With fans like Amon Tobin, Skrillex and Noisia (who’ve signed them to their Division Recordings label), you’d expect Neosignal to offer something different – and the German duo (aka drum & bass heroes Phace & Misanthrop aka Florian Harres and Michael Bräuninger) certainly don’t disappoint. ‘Planet Online’ is the first single from their debut album, ‘Raum und Zeit’.
Shot in a style that borrows from early Nineties children’s toy commercials, the video for ‘Planet Online’ uses toys and analogue objects to create a physical reconstruction of the current online landscape, where current internet brands including Buzzfeed, Facebook, Instagram, 4Chan, YouTube, Twitter, YouPorn) fight for our online attention. Guest appearances come from Wikileaks, Anonymous, ACTA, The Pirate Bay, Megaupload and beyond.
The video was created by Dent De Cuir, the production company and collective who’ve previously created videos for Modeselektor and Siriusmo.
Jean-Philippe from Dent De Cuir said: “The idea behind the video was to look at how the next generation are interacting with the internet and are faced with an ever expanding range of content. We employed early 1990’s advertising aesthetics so we could recreate the internet by using toys as the media. It was an exciting (and intense) experience that felt like being back in childhood for 2 months”.
Neosignal’s live show recently had its premiere at London’s Fabric and revealed an electronic music outfit bristling with visceral energy. Their influences range from Can to Kraftwerk and Joy Division to Led Zeppelin, and, while their music has elements of early Krautrock, industrial and 80’s EBM (electronic body music), it’s powered by 21st century, bass-driven production.
‘Planet Online’ will be released on Division Recordings as a Beatport Exclusive on 27 May / 10 June on iTunes and all other platforms. Remixes come from Culprate, Rockwell and Rawtekk.
‘Raum und Zeit’ will be released on 24 June on Division Recordings.
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