The music video for Umberto's "Night Fantasy," the first track off his forthcoming LP, Confrontations, ends almost exactly as it begins. But don't let that stop you from watching, for there is an intoxicating allure tendered despite the absence of significant change—much like Umberto's music, the way eerie, retro textures lock paralyzingly into place, ignoring the passage of decades. In the video, a harrowing darkness envelops two children who drift aimlessly towards an unknown distant light, while distorted and desaturated skeletons interrupt their wearisome journey. Overtop, Umberto's synths reign terror, part of a conversation with death his music so freely explores. Confrontations is out February 5th off of Not Not Fun.
January 23, 2013