Strange Pill release psych rock shoegaze roadtrip track Mamma Doom
MAMMA DOOM: the deceptive forms of communication, INCLUDES AN INTERACTIVE MOVING PAINTING VIDEO FROM THEIR MUSIC PROJECT SELECTED THE GUARDIAN'S ‘APP OF THE WEEK’ , AND AWARDED ‘BEST INNOVATION IN A SOUND TOOL’ FROM SOUND OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Existential psychedelia, blues rock and an otherworldly sonic landscape textured with electronic sound design by YozMaz producer Dave Campbell (62nd Cell).
INTERACTIVE VIDEO FOR A PERCEPTION EXPANSION JOURNEY: https://ivm.musicjelly.com/watch/strange-pill/mammadoom
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Mamma Doom: the deceptive forms of communication.
Zahara’s vocals have been compared to “a lineage of sensual ‘alt-torch’ singers” Nancy Sinatra, Julie London, PJ Harvey & Martina Topley-Bird, here sounding in the vein of Karen O, with Ben’s leading guitars taking you on a train journey through Slim Harpo-Johnny Kidd-Velvet Underground stops over sunbleached borderlands.
With YozMaz’s cult techno & house producer (Hi-Ryze, 62nd Cell), they create an otherworldly modern and unique sonic landscape with soft, ethereal, eerie vocals that pierce through a relentless groove.
The song comes out together with a deconstructable ghostly interactive video art piece that allows you to listen to all the musicians individually, a multisensorial experience of music as collage, to move from a unidimensional wave of perception of a song to a multidimensional journey -with Mamma Doom Strange Pill introduce for the first time a glimpse of their music/art/technology project online. More songs to be released in the following months with their corresponding interactive video art online experience, introducing a whole album made in this manner over the last few years since their first Arts Council funding support.
Hosted in Strange Pill's interactive video creation and audio visual music collaboration platform (musicjelly.com), a labour of love built by them over years.
The song was recorded on location in art deco house Joldwynds, with all performers sitting through each person’s take and then all takes superimposed to create this surreal montage. Captured by videographer Jordi Pol, Strange Pill brought all takes together to turn them into a moving painting that responds to touch, enabling anyone to isolate the layers of the collage to take you into an aural perception expansion experience of their music.
Voice: Zahara Muñoz-Vicens
Mamma Doom finally emerges in all streaming platforms today, please check links below.
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Strange Pill are musicians, producers, new media artists and creative designers Zahara Muñoz-Vicens and Ben Hardy. They create interactive experiences around the idea of "music as collage" and merge music, collage, holograms, interactivity, psychedelia & video art. They work artists like Kavus Torabi (Gong, Knifeworld, Guapo, The Utopia Strong) and Lana Del Rey's drummer Tom Marsh. Last year they received Sound of The Year Award for “Best Innovation in a Sound Tool/Technique” by the BBC New Radiophonic Institute, MusicTechFest & Museum of Sound. They’ve exhibited at places like Barbican Centre, Roundhouse, Cairo Palace of Arts and Athens Digital Arts Festival. Their work has been published in The Guardian's "App of the Week" and magazines such as MusicWeek, Kolaj Magazine, Electronic Sound and Aesthetica Magazine's Anthology "Future Now: 100 contemporary artists".
Strange Pill are also building a new ‘music platform (musicjelly.com) which they are preparing to become a hub for interactive video making and much more.
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August 18, 2023 9:30am ET by Accidental Pollinators