Premiere: Michael Beharie and Teddy Rankin-Parker make a scrap symphony in their “So Much Trash” video
Back in July, multi-instrumentalist Michael Beharie and cellist Teddy Rankin-Parker released their new album A Heart From Your Shadow via Polish label Mondoj. The two musicians have a long history of other collaborations, Beharie recently joining Zs as well as having worked with Laurel Halo, and Rankin-Parker has worked with everyone from minimalist composer Steve Reich to indie singer/songwriters such as Father John Misty and Iron & Wine. Today, Treble is premiering a new video from their latest album, for a track titled “So Much Trash.” The video is animated by Eduardo Enrique Meza, and it depicts—what else?—trash. Yet it’s rhythmically animated trash, giving the illusion that scrap metal and wagon wheels are creating the hypnotic, percussive sounds of the track. The title itself comes from a peculiar digital spoken-word passage, and the music itself is quite mesmerizing, as is the video. Watch it below.
Hear the rest of A Heart From Your Shadow here.
Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He's been writing about music for 20 years and has been published at American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and some others that he's forgetting right now. He's still not tired of it.