In late 2017, New Zealand’s Spook the Horses released their hauntingly beautiful third full-length album, People Used to Live Here. In contrast to the sprawling post-metal of previous records Brighter and Rainmaker, People Used to Live Here showed the band opting for a stripped-down, slow-burning approach that resulted in songs reminiscent to the moody jazz of Bohren & der Club of Gore, the desert doom of Earth, and the melancholic “slowcore” of Codeine and the like. The record is a prime example of when big sonic risks pay off.
If you happened to miss out on it last year, prepare to hop on the hype train with us. We at Svbterranean are proud to present the official music video for one of the most gorgeous cuts on the record, “Made Shapeless”. This infectious post-rock-meets-Bluetile Lounge track is set to an interactive 360° video, directed by Max Telfer, that is full of striking, stunning imagery. The band said the following of the new clip:
“The video is centred around an abstract odyssey that presents itself in three stages, progressing and regressing through ambiguously symbolic landscapes and scenarios. This cryptic and dreamlike 360° video examines the familiar and unfamiliar ideas and memories that lurk and merge within the subconscious.
The medium of VR was a very deliberate choice, simultaneously allowing the viewer the autonomy to frame the scene as they wish, yet also presenting zero ability to influence or adjust what is there. As the viewer, you must make the choice of deliberately turning toward or away from what is hurtling toward you”
Check out the video below and read our review of the record here.