Published on October 18th, 2019 | by Stevie Lennox0
Video Premiere: Arthuritis – Condo
The latest thing to emerge from the mind of idiosyncratic polymath Arthuritis is an avant-pop fever dream. The glitchy ‘Condo’ – the sound of a brain puttering out before completing a factory reset – is as decidedly nausea-inducing as its uncanny accompanying video, masterfully shot & edited in three hours by CLAP Media’s Colm Walsh; recalling Twin Peaks: The Return, three selves are dragged down a cold, dark back-path adorned only by barriers and wet grass.
It’s a perfect example of Arty’s latest approach, which explores the relationship between rhythm & time. He tells us: “One of the main things that influenced it was I looked at a lot of the artists that I love and found common ground between the ones that really hit me – Sun Araw, Captain Beefheart, Aphex Twin, Dirty Beaches. They change the way I perceive time, they can stretch 2 minutes 30 seconds to feeling like 6 or 7 minutes or the reverse. I suppose I endeavoured to figure out why and I think it is because the musical timing is usually complicated and shifting, or heavy-laden with polyrhythms. That seems to be why time passes so slowly or quickly while listening I think. So I experimented with the idea.”
‘Condo’ is taken from Arthuritis’ forthcoming new album, ORNAMENT OF THE WORLD.