A VANCOUVER duo who met by chance at a jobbing jingle recording session some decade and a half ago, the curiously named The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer soon discovered a mutual wish to explore the folk and the blues; a business they’ve been about over five albums in the time since.
They’ve taken the decision to open the doors on their last album, 2017’s Apocalipstick, for a deeper, at times more electronic and chillout room-oriented vibe with a forthcoming remixes set, Post-Apocalipstick, with which they want to “capture the mood of a late night stoner hangout”; the first fruits of which you can hear below, as the raw material of “Forever Fool” are bust and folded into an ice-cool new, almost Britsoul shape.
The duo say: “Director Peter Ricq collaborated with us to shoot a video for this interpretation of ‘Forever Fool’.
“The sonics reminded him of Eighties’ horror synth scores and so he wanted the visuals to reflect that, with neon pink colours, sunglasses, and VHS texture, paying homage to the films and artists which inspired him so much as a child.
“This track and this album represent a sidestep for us. We are trying something different in a style that we aren’t known for.
“It’s a one-off, but we wanted to fulfill our creative impulse to dip our feet into something more electronic and cinematic, where there is less focus on the songs, and more focus on the sonic adventurousness of the production.”