The "piano version" of CFCF's "It Was Never Meant to be This Way", where a damper-pedal virtuoso and plaintive high-cheekboned ghost take residence inside your ear to elegantly discharge their story of composure amidst agitating stillness, is near unrecognizable from its original twin, or the uptempo Games remix of the song released last month. It's video is a perfect accompaniment made from icebox glamor scenes from Stereo, an hour long brutalist vision of 1996 made in 1969 by David Cronenberg that documents a group of young folks who volunteer to find a replacement for the "obsolescent family unit" by taking on telepathic powers and becoming an embattled, erotic group. Now we're more than ten years past 1996 and read the internet but not minds, yet. The family unit is still relevant, and so are the gothy unisex cloaks those vigorous youths are wearing. CFCF's The River EP is out now on RVNG Intl., where you can also download his October playlist of songs from Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush aka Big Boi's best girl.
November 08, 2010