In these incredibly strange times, the arts are proving an area of real solace and inspiration for those stuck in isolation or worse.
The official video for Squarepusher‘s Detroit People Mover, directed by Jacob Hurwitz-Goodman, is a driver-less journey through the previously teeming Michigan metropolis. It captures the weird sense of half-life felt in most of the world’s cities currently:
As the commentary to this video notes, it contrasts dramatically with Tom Jenkinson’s previous video as Squarepusher. Terminal Slam is a flurry of activity and technology-inspired trickery, the sort of which seems almost impossible to imagine in the current climate. Jenkinson’s music is appropriately hyperactive as Daito Manabe‘s cityscapes rush by. Watch and compare!
Squarepusher’s album Be Up A Hello is out now on Warp Records. You can listen here: