We’re not going to start a regular video review section – we do radio, remember? – but a couple of contrasting promo videos came our way and we would like to share them with you, just for a change.
Jo Quail – The Falconer
Jo Quail, who was featured in Phantom Circuit #35, has pointed us towards her latest promotional video, which you can watch on YouTube or Vimeo. Moving away from the imagery of her recently disbanded project SonVer, she has stepped out of the shadows into a sunlit stately garden for the video for her new track ‘The Falconer’. Director Tom Robinson paces the video so it is in sympathy with the dynamics of the languid music (with just a couple of subtle time-effect flourishes) and makes Jo’s unique electric cello and beloved loop effects pedals look as though they are in their natural habitat. Jo herself is as always the model of elegance – and, let’s face it, these days if you’re classically trained and don’t capitalise on your glamour you’re shooting yourself in the foot – but, as a nice personal touch, a hint of a smile can be spotted here and there. After all, if you’re not enjoying yourself, what’s the falcon point?
John Callaghan and Hypnotique – You Lack Discipline
These two should not be allowed to play together. They are a public menace. Watch this and then watch out.