We premiered Damien Binder‘s track ‘Everything But’ way back in May. We said it was a glorious example of Binder’s craft: a shimmering restless piece that travels with a spark and a verve, laced with melancholia and a meditative air:
Binder’s voice is so immersive and mesmerising there should be a warning not to operate machinery while listening to this song. The vocals glide and purr over the crystalline guitars and drone of synths. You cannot help but think of endless horizons, brilliant blue cloudless skies against the red dust of the outback. Indeed, the themes cover a personal journey.
The video created by Binder and brought to life by his long-time video collaborator, New Zealand film director Jonathan King (Black Sheep) is fittingly open and spacious with angular architectural and vast open spaces shot partially in a futuristic gallery space with poignant projections from the past as exhibitions:
Beautiful visuals to match the exquisite track – available through the link below.
Originally from New Zealand, Binder now lives in Perth and he has somehow combined elements of the spark of creativity from both places into an impressive body of work over the years. Binder began his musical life in nineties NZ band Second Child before moving west to Australia and releasing, to date, four solo albums, including the last in 2016, ‘A New World’.