IN PREPARATION FOR SECOND SINGLE and SECOND LEG OF NORTH AMERICAN TOUR,
THE GLITCH MOB RELEASE NEW
VIDEO, 'BECOMING HARMONIOUS'
FT. METAL MOTHER
Created Using the Science and Art of Cymatics;
Led by Award-Winning Director Susi Sie
The Glitch Mob proved early on this year that they were a musical force to be reckoned with. 2014 had nearly begun when the trio released their long-awaited sophomore album Love Death Immortality onto the world. LDI marked a career-breaking charting for TGM debuting at #13 on Billboard's Top 200 Chart, as they set to debut the album live for the first time on their North America sold out spring tour which includes top billing slots at festivals includingUltra, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Governor's Ball and Coachella, where they will showcase their full live production otherwise reffered to as "The Blade".
Now, just when their first video "Can't Kill Us" surpasses 1 million views, the LA supergroup Justin Boreta, Ed Ma (EdIT) and Josh Mayer (Ooah) release the music video for the second single off of LDI, 'Becoming Harmonious' featuring vocals by Bay Area avant darkwave chanteuse Metal Mother.
The Glitch Mob, known worldwide for their use of stunning and elaborate visuals to coincide with the music they create, chose to work with award-winning Director Susi Sie who created the video using the science and art of cymatics. Strictly applying analog techniques and refusing any computer animations or effects, Susi Sie’s haptic and detailed work is above all a highly personal study of the genuineness, perception and authenticity of things.
In this manner, she harnesses the power of this beautiful scientific phenomenon to create scenes of stunning visual imagery, which flow seamlessly alongside The Glitch Mob's pulsating rhythms and is the perfect compliment to Metal Mother’s eerie vocal display, and what EdIT refers to as “Both evil and angelic at the same time; it plays with your head.”
When you watch the video you will find it hard to believe all the scenes were filmed using nothing more than lycopodium powder, a Canon 5D, a 100mm macro lens, two chairs, and a subwoofer. As each changing beat and vocal of 'Becoming Harmonious' resonates through the lycopodium, the powder takes on a variety of new and unique geometrics shapes. The ultimate result is a breath-taking kaleidoscope effect which transitions and moves to the music with harmonious precision. This video is a true piece of visual art; bringing to life the rawness and beauty that is 'Becoming Harmonious'.
As Love Death Immortality enters it's third month in circulation, the album continues to receive recognition and presigious-reviews from critics around the globe. 'Becoming Harmonious' has certainly proved to be an all-star second single from LDI, having gained some standalone attention of it's own. The track is featured in the Official Trailer for Tom Cruise's new action movie, Edge of Tomorrow- which has already received over 2 million views on Youtube. This follows the official trailer that The Glitch Mob scored for Robert Rodriguez's "Sin City".
Last month, The Glitch Mob took LDI on the road for the first time as they set out on a nationwide spring tour. The trio has developed quite the reputation through the years for stellar live performances and have continued to push their on-stage production to new heights. Their stage and visual tech wizardry is designed by the visionary Martin Phillips at Bionic League (whose work includes live performance experience design for Daft Punk, Kanye West, Deadmau5, Kaskade. They also enlisted the music tech masterminds, roboticists, and hackers at Name the Machine to create an innovative and completely unique performance technology platform. Among the myriad innovations unveiled on the tour is custom-built technology that lets the band trigger samples in real-time, and play them like live riffs, infusing their electronic music performance with improvisation, and the energy and drama of a live rock show.
The Glitch Mob performing live in "The Blade":
Photo Credit: Gleb Budilovsky
THE GLITCH MOB 2014 TOUR DATES:
4/11-4/13 - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
4/18-4/20 - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
4/25/14 - Fillmore Auditorium - Denver, CO
4/26/14 - Fillmore Auditorium - Denver, CO
4/28/14 - The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
4/29/14 - Knitting Factory Concert House - Boise, ID
5/1/14 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
5/2/14 - Roseland Theater - Portland, OR
5/3/14 - Showbox at the Market - Seattle, WA
5/4/14- Showbox at the Market- Seattle, WA
5/6/14- McDonald Theatre- Eugene, OR
5/7/14- The Knitting Factory, Reno, NV
5/9/14 - The Warfield - San Francisco, CA
5/10/14 - Club Nokia - Los Angeles, CA
5/19/14 - Augartenbrucke - Vienna, Austria
5/20/14 - Komplex Club - Zurich, Switzerland
5/21/14 - Centralstation Halle EG - Darmstadt, Germany
5/22/14 - Uebel & Gefarhrlich - Hamburg, Germany
5/23/14 - Gretchen Club - Berlin, Germany
5/24/14 - Festival Weekend Des Curiosites - Toulouse, France
5/26/14 - Roxy - Prague, Czech Republic
5/27/14 - Vaartkapoen - Brussels, Belgium
5/28/14 - La Machine - Paris, France
5/30/14 - Koko - London, England
6/7/14 - Governor's Ball Music Festival- New York, NY
6/12/14 - 6/14/14 Bonnaroo Manchester, TN
6/26/14- Electric Forest Festival- Rothbury, MI
8/3/14- Osheaga Festival- Montreal, QC
8/1/14 - 8/3/14 Lollapalooza Chicago, IL
"The Glitch Mob’s new album, “Love Death Immortality,” is so robust and dynamic that it deserves a subgenre tag all its own. How about “rock-and-roll”? - The Washington Post
“The men of the Glitch Mob made Love Death Immortality into a glittering, butch, fast-paced bit of bass-driven electro touched by the not-so-nuanced elements of synth-screechy noise, riff rock, and pop-hop, with the whole tamale sounding like a head-charging, biker-gang version of Depeche Mode." - The Philadelphia Inquirer
"The Glitch Mob take the EDM/rock fusion further than anyone…monumentally scaled and monumentally gleaming" - SPIN
"Notoriously detail-attentive, hearing fresh Glitch Mob reminds just how much they can pack into their productions while keeping each sonic element unadulterated and focused--tack-sharp engineering, right here." - LessThan3
"Snarling energy...rock & roll's revival." - Do Androids Dance
"Reminiscent of Massive Attack, all without jeopardizing its West Coast roots"
- Consequence of Sound
“It’s apocalyptic, laser etched electronics with style and BASS.”
- Dazed Magazine
"Together, they combined their different skills and aesthetics into the compellingly collaged whole that has become one of the most beloved live electronic acts, and distinctive recording artists, working today."
"Aggro electronic jams anchored by explosive, jagged beats abound.... the music of the future is now." - FUSE
Love Death Immortality offers sonically complex beatscapes with a heavy dose of aggression, reflecting the group's influences of Portishead, Nine Inch Nails and Tool, but still wholly its own."
"Love Death Immortality is at once massive and refined - a throttling bass sucker punch with enlightened tendencies." - LA Weekly
“The Glitch Mob have returned with full force.” - The Music Ninja
"This is potent stuff- full speed ahead, blown-out beats; pummelinsynths ranging from "laser gun" to "chainsaw;" and enough builds and drops to give you vertigo." - Relix Magazine
"You get that classic feeling of driving off into the sunset whenever you press play." - The Untz