Tuesday 28 February 2012

Slow Down, Molasses - Bodies

Single review by KevW

This article also appears on http://www.soundsxp.com

The last few years have seen a resurgence in the once defunct 3D movie category, and even the invention of 3D TV. While it may be a pain to sit through 95 minutes of the latest Hollywood blockbuster wearing a ridiculous set of glasses, videos of shorter duration are far more accommodating. It's surprising then, that the format hasn't been utilised more often for music promos, but that's exactly what dreamy Canadian band Slow Down, Molasses have done to promote new remix album 'Bodies Of Water'.

The stormy, nightmarish animation perfectly encapsulates the drama of  the track and both 3D and 2D versions can be seen below. As for the actual song, 'Bodies', in its original form as shown here, is the epitome of dreampop: hazey, reflective, emotional; a thing of beauty. At seven minutes long it feels like a journey, from woozy atmospherics, through mournful cello and anxious uncertainty. You get a good ride for your money as the song builds into a finale as stirring as the accompanying footage.  Music videos don't always do songs justice and often are best avoided, but in this instance they're perfect bedfellows.

Click twice on video below to open in youtube for full 3D effect.

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