Brazilian trio DEAFKIDS share their nightmarish new video for “Propagação,” taken from Configuração Do Lamento, their unique new album out now Neurot Recordings.
Reflecting on the idea behind the video, the band remarks, “This video is a more crude and literal imagery of the interferences of the forces of evil both inward and outward who guides us through our darkest paths throughout our personal and social life. Programmed, perpetuated and propagated by the mechanisms of power and fear and by the negative roots of permanent dystopia that we live in.”
DEAFKIDS‘ Configuração Do Lamento is an untamed release, happy to juxtapose monolithic drone riffS with frantic polyrhythmic detours, the band citing the syncopated beats of African drums as a major influence. It is a guttural, scorched mutation of psychedelia, that similar intent of frying the listener’s perception, while void of anything approaching earthy wistfulness, wholly fluid in nature, paying no heed to any musical expectations other than the creators own internal logic. A bombardment of clanging percussion sits below relentless guitar battering, and a whole host of electronic meddling, effects which in practice manage to further confound the proceedings. Using the term psychedelic in the absolute loosest sense is apt, as the band claims that “non-genre genres” are a chief source of inspiration, referencing anything from their own background in punk, right the way through to spiritual jazz, practically any form which allows the artist to experiment with the utter extremes of musical expression.
While DEAFKIDS‘ Configuração Do Lamento was self-released on cassette in Brazil last year, Neurot Recordings has recently officially released the album worldwide on CD and 10″ vinyl formats as well as all prime digital platforms. Find physical order options and merch bundles at the Neurot Recordings webshop HERE.