This spring Sanae Yamada, keyboardist for Moon Duo, will release her debut solo album as Vive la Void. The self-titled release is out on 4th May on Sacred Bones records, and in preparation she has this week shared the video for ‘Red Rider.
The video is a collaboration between the experimental playwright and theatre director Tina Satter (of Half-Straddle), filmmaker Nick Zeig-Owens, costume designer Enver Chakartash and Vive la Void’s Sanae Yamada. The project was conceived of as an incarnation of inner life as a physical place, and plays with the idioms of music videos, dance, fashion, and feminine identity. It’s about getting pulled into an obscure geography of the psyche and wandering among the unexpressed iterations of self that hang around there – the garden of hidden reality and its denizens.
The track itself is an electronic number with ethereal lyrics which create haunting interludes, interspersed with a chaotic drum pattern. The heady mixture is interesting from the get go and will appeal to a wide audience due to its varying elements.
Pre-order the album here: www.sacredbonesrecords.com/products/sbr198-vive-la-void-vive-la-void