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- MisinforMation by Mordant Music
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God this baby is a creepy headfuck. Thanks Baron M, for subjecting us all to possibly the eeriest combination of archive public information clips, passionately merged with your own murky dark industrial ambient nightmarescapes! Now that's what I call a soundtrack! Anyone expecting comforting sepia-tinged nostalgia ala Boards of Canada needs to fast forward to the lush sun-kissed super 8-isms of the standing stones & burial cairns feature. Well Megalithic-ally humbling and thoroughly riveting to watch. Which the vast majority of 'MisinforMation' is you see!! Even the rather horrific & hyper-real segment devoted to solvent abuse; Jam spliced with Shane Meadows meets A Clockwork Orange on a truly terrifying plain. But fear not, later on there is lighter subject matter on offer & the music becomes (slightly) less unsettling in conjunction with such developments. This is a pretty dark collection of clips he's chosen here, ranging from the unforgettable & foreboding, feeding into proto-visual art clips shuffling onto plain baffling curios you'll be thinking about for days. A collaborative effort with the BFI (The Baron basically getting free rein to manipulate/remix this remarkable material, both visually & aurally) yet he stays largely true to the original "visions", maybe hijacking & time-stretching/morphing snatches of dialogue for (good) effect plus I'm positive portions of the footage have been faintly doctored to showcase the most striking colour juxtapositions? Pretty good transfer & neat editing throughout, given the broad range of clips on show. Who will like this? Anyone who grew up in the 70s & 80s, anyone interested in visual art & British archive material. Plus lovers of left-field analogue electronic music! I think this is a brilliant experimental triumph and I feel privileged to have experienced such an interesting slice of retro-weirdness!
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