premiere: doprah's new video imagines hell in windows 98
For their latest track the Christchurch band teamed up with animator Paul Roper to create a beautiful futuristic nightmare.
For Machinery, the third and final video off their debut album Wasting, Christchurch band Doprah visit an engaging visual nightmare. Don't get us wrong, animator Paul Roper has created a fitting virtual world for the track the band describes as "sinister and multi-layered, a twisted celebration of power and destruction," it's just not somewhere you'd want to hang around too long.
Already well versed in setting a perfectly ominous mood, Doprah and Paul draw the viewer down a wonky rabbit hole that's part 90s computer game and part apocalyptic visual art experiment — with a bit of Easter Island thrown in for good measure. The final offering is Paul's response to the song's lyrics, that the band describe as "essentially a criticism in reverse-perspective of apathetic corporate powers and mass-production." With that in mind, you couldn't really expect anything less than an unsettling and hypnotic digital dystopia.