Electronic freakout artist Dan Deacon released what I believe to be his finest work to date last summer. America is an older release, but it's my unsung hero of 2012. Here, Deacon's absurdist sound comes full circle in the most consistent, thoughtful and mature work he's ever produced.
Over the weekend, I had a strange urge to revisit America so I drove around an unusually foggy Portland with this short, 9-track album destroying my shitty car speakers. Then I wake up this morning to discover that a new video has been released for the intense opening track, "Guilford Avenue Bridge."
Coincidence? I think not! Perhaps I'm tuned into to some resounding frequency in Mr. Deacon's strange and beautiful mind? I kind of look like him too - maybe we're long lost brothers, separated at birth?
Anyway, the video is exactly what I imagined it would be. Taking cues from the time-lapse dream (or nightmare?) of the Koyaanisqatsi film. It's a mind-blowing fast-paced assembly of footage mostly taken from a camera fixed atop his veggie-oil powered tour bus.
There's really nothing else to say except, damn! Aren't you jealous that you didn't go to one of those live performances?