Published Jul 27, 2015Space travel has come down to Earth in the new video for Telekinesis' single "In a Future World."
This song finds Telekinesis leader Michael Benjamin Lerner pushing his poppy sound into a more synth-driven direction. As for the accompanying video, it captures the retro-futuristic aesthetic of the music by showing vintage-style film footage of Lerner exploring the back country in an astronaut suit.
Director Justin Lapriore explained the video with the following statement:
We met. We drank ample amounts of bourbon, which is fitting. There are things that get better with age: '60s space lore, my dad's dented stainless suitcase, the foggy memory of movies from our formative years, and bourbon.
Michael's studio was a spaghetti-mess of wires, knobs, and analog synths. A beautifully organized dichotomy. Old machines making the sounds of the future. Let's shoot for something like that. We were going to completely trust this video to the jumpy, glitchy uncertainty of film and a garage sale camera.
I watched Michael tweak countless knobs and reroute patch cables, searching for the sound of Ad Infinitum. Let's put a spaceman in the woods, the beach, the car. Let's have him looking for something. It was a simple, appropriate concept. Uncharted sonic moon beaches. Better bring your helmet.
Space travel is lonely. Always seeking the sound of anything familiar. Twisting knobs and punching keys, locking in coordinates for a forest or lookout point. Like metaphoric moon boots in the Pacific, only some of this is true, and none of it matters, because in a future world, there's nothing to say.
"In a Future World" will appear on the album Ad Infinitum, due out September 18 on Merge.