Last Friday, August 5, Los Angeles duo GANGI released their new EP, As Fake Estates, via Office of Analogue and Digital. And today, they’ve shared an entire EP-length video, combining the three tracks from the EP into one extended, abstract film that was shot on a Mattel Vidster camera, a toy camera from 2005 that the group acquired on eBay for the unbelievably low price of $5. The distorted and hazy imagery makes for a perfect pairing with the group’s songs, which range from pulsing, dub-inspired rock to psychedelic pop and more abrasive industrial grooves, balancing tense beats and strange effects (including pitch-shifted vocals), accessible melodies with sonic chaos. It’s a strange and disorienting trip that the group takes us on, but an entertaining one all the same.
Watch the full GANGI As Fake Estates video below.
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