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Italian Avant-Rock collective Oslo Tapes premieres hallucinating video for Like A Metamorphosis

Italian Avant-Rock collective Oslo Tapes premieres hallucinating video for Like A Metamorphosis

Between body art, Lynchian hallucinations, and German expressionist cinema, the Italian avant-rock collective Oslo Tapes releases its latest music video for ‘Like a Metamorphosis’. The track is taken from their fourth album, “Staring at the Sun Before Goin’ Blind”, which was released on LP, CD, and digital platforms on December 1st 2023 by the coalition of international labels Echodelick Records, Sound Effect Records, and Grazil Records. Find it here on the band’s Bandcamp page: “Staring at the Sun Before Goin’ Blind”.

‘Like a Metamorphosis’ stems from the collaboration between Marco Campitelli, the driving force behind the Oslo Tapes project, and the avant-psychedelic musician Kaouenn (born Nicola Amici). The arrangement and production are credited to Amaury Cambuzat, a longstanding member of Faust and Ulan Bator, as well as a longtime collaborator of the collective. Musically, it unfolds, oscillating between the dreamlike and archetypes, on patterns of psych/ambient origin rendered vibrant by nervous electro/tribal bursts, resulting in a strongly evocative and visionary outcome.

The visual interpretation of the track was handled by the visual artists Marco Di Battista (director) and Nicola Antonelli (performer), who created a captivating and hybrid work blending body art, Lynchian hallucinations, and German expressionist cinema. The masks are used as invocation and evocation of what lies within each individual, resonating with every unnatural movement of the performers in a ritualistic and dysmorphophobic dance. The dreamlike universe creates a narrative punctuated by clues that undermine the entire sequence, leaving room for a hermeneutic dimension.

Check out the exclusive premiere of ‘Like a Metamorphosis’ here:

Oslo Tapes – Like a Metamorphosis

Produced, mixed, and mastered by Amaury Cambuzat

Recorded by Marco Campitelli (Marigold’s Flower Studio), Amaury Cambuzat (Let Go Ego Sound Studio), and Nicola Amici (Peyote Vibes Studio)

Video | Marco Di Battista

Performer | Nicola Antonelli, Oxtr, Marco Campitelli e Kaouenn

Photos | Silvia Verna

Artwork | Druckwelle Design

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