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The music video for “She He See Feel,” off of Dustin Wong and Takako Minekawa’s new album Savage Imagination, is definitely one of the most disarmingly cute things you’re likely to see anytime soon. Between Wong’s stint crafting colorful guitar riffs for the exuberant experimental rock band Ponytail, and Minekawa’s years of experience writing catchy krautrock influenced pop songs alongside the likes of Cornelius and Buffalo Daughter, this result is unsurprising. The music itself features the two rotating between guitars, synths, samplers, etc. layering loop on loop and tying it all together as a quirky romp through a video game inspired landscape.

The video features the band members singing and dancing, set against a Dan Deacon-esque backdrop comprised of an overstimulating barrage of gimmicky video editor effects and tie-die swirls, while seemingly random household objects occasionally float onto the screen. The best part is definitely the final few minutes, when mirror versions of Minekawa start singing to each other while objects fly at you with increasing frequency as the music builds, culminating in strobing colors of seizure-inducing intensity. Like many other music videos, it doesn’t really have any narrative, nor does it need one. As a visual accessory, it’s something of a synesthetic side-trip (in this case) faithfully linking the experience of listening to the music evolve to a playful smorgasbord of colors and things, leaving you free to project onto it whatever meaning or lack-there-of you want. That said, its title has some good advice: you should see and feel it, just don’t think about it.


Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa – She He See Feel from Thrill Jockey Records on Vimeo.

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