“Moros”: Farer Ponder Creation and Destruction Through Chaotic Experimental Doom (Music Video Premiere)
Playing out like a found footage document, the new video for Dutch doom/noise trio Farer's track "Moros" begins with overexposed found footage of lab beakers and projectors that solidify as the track continues. The stark black and white shades are accentuated by exaggerated fingerprints to suggest that there’s meddling in the universe, and finally, when Farer plunge into the tail-end of “Moros,” the monochrome streaks are painted red; the amoebas under the microscope come fully into focus. You could take the whole thing as the birth, balancing, and eventual destruction of the universe. Conversely, you could be an optimist and read that in order for life to exist, it must follow destruction. Watch the video below:
On this monolithic track, taken from last year's gargantuan debut album Monad, Farer process the cycles of creation and destruction. They ask how long it takes to create, then inquire why destruction occurs swiftly. They coil outwards with only the bass and drums adhering to any logic. Disconnected noise leads the passage through the journey to preserve some form of life. For all of the faceless protagonist’s efforts in the video, it takes a fraction of the time for his experiment to crumble as it did to construct. Rarely is doom as grand as it is this raw—Farer takes as much pleasure in building a monument as it does tearing it down. It’s a jagged pickaxe approach that demolishes the building of the track’s opening half.
The band says;
In the process of coming up and making-of the video for Moros, we looked for inspiration to installation art such as the work of Eno. A ritual, a process of transformation , a rite of passage.
This meant we could work in a more controlled setting, but also that we had to script things to a larger extent. This became apparent during the filming, when we experimented with different set-ups, angles and story lines. A truly DIY project.
Thanks to our good friend Mathijs Kooij we enjoyed the luxury of high definition recording equipment, which worked great for filming. The editing however was a different beast. Who could have thought that rendering only small fragments could take that long? After some curses, comforting words and a lot of patience the end result came out perfect.
(This however was the last stand of our editing computer, which has since been falling apart.) In a sense this perfectly mirrors the theme of our two videos: from violent creation to slowly passing over.
The vinyl reissues of Monad will be released on September 24 through Tartarus Records.