French duo Overland Inn, based in the Czech Republic, are building up anticipation for the release of their album ‘Proxima’, through Brisbane’s amazing False Peak Records, with the release of a brilliant and very clever animation video for the tack ‘Les Loups’. This is the fourth release since signing to False Peaks, and the quality and consistency of these sonic Gallic amuse-bouches ahead of the main course is wonderful.
The trade mark sound of Overland Inn continues with ‘Les Loups’: syncopated liquid instrumentation carrying the most velvet soft vocals on a melodic journey filled with melancholy and sparkle.
The accompanying video is:
…an animation inspired by an early animation device invented by Joseph Plateau in 1841 – the phenakistoscope. Old photographs by Eadward Muybridge were glued on vinyl records. At a certain speed and with a certain frame rate the photos come to life.
It’s certainly a mesmerising piece of footage filled with a certain enigma and presence that flows beautifully with the music:
Overland Inn are Etienne (Guitar / Machines) and Chloë (Voice / Keyboards / Machines) who recorded their first album Long Way Home in Portugal in 2010. They went to the UK to record new tracks and compiled them into a second album called Technicolor (2013), before they settled in the Czech Republic and released Between a Dog and a Wolf (2016).
Feature Photograph: Adela Nistora