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Watch the Melancholy Dark Pop Art of ASH CODE “Fear”

I hit play on ASH CODE‘s new video for “Fear” and a shiver went down my spine. I hadn’t even laid eyes on the stunning pop art visuals from director Elio De Filippo and I was already hooked. Ash Code are masters of darkwave and they make brooding, melancholy aesthetics and driving dance tracks so addictive you won’t be able to stop moving! This is the title track off their Fear EP that’s coming out on March 19th – you can pre-order it here. The EP features three brand new songs and three remixes by Molchat Doma, Clan Of Xymox, and Forever Grey. So basically if you’re a fan of deathrock, post-punk, classic punk, and darkwave you’re gonna need to get this EP! Right now I’m excited to share their video for “Fear” with you below…

The video was inspired by the first experimental techniques of horizontal editing, a tribute to the great artists experimentation on film such as Armand Sabattier and Man Ray, pioneers of the solarization of the image, and Zbigniew Rybczyński.

A layering of images create unique and almost unpredictable effects in their interaction, an overlap of thoughts, memories, desires and synaesthesia that our mind has been forced to accumulate in a period we never dreamed of living: the lockdown.

The chromatic contrast created by the director of photography Jessica Squillante, inspired by the colors of Andy Warhol’s screenprints, tends to emphasize with bright and unnatural colors a theme that is actually sad and oppressive, as in a natural mental defense mechanism.

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Director: Elio Nubes De Filippo

Assistant: Jessica Squillante
Mixing and Mastering: Doruk Ozturkcan

Written By

Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.

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