Leading up to the release of Plurality Trip on 24 August, JOYFULTALK is excited to share a new video for the track “Kill Scene” via The Quietus. Crafted by visual artist Paul Henderson, it explores themes of memory, violence, and social authority through a hazy array of lo-res footage sourced from the depths of the open source internet archives. Henderson’s video collage proves to be an ideal match for the track’s woozy synths and pulsating rhythms, blending vintage aesthetics and an underlying sense of unease into an immersive, dreamlike whole.
According to JOYFULTALK’s Jay Crocker: “when brainstorming visual ideas for the track “Kill Scene” I was interested in the idea of early 80’s cop shows, pastels, and sun. The sound of the track definitely holds a nostalgia for that time. Although I wanted it to have a police element, I didn’t want the video to portray law enforcement as either heroes or anti-heroes. I wanted it to be nostalgic and artful while still demonstrating social commentary in regards to guns and violence in North American society.” Stream Paul Henderson’s video cut from 80’s cop footage below.
September 29 – Toronto, ON @ Aga Khan Museum (Nuit Blanche free show)
November 2 – Montreal, QC @ Phi Centre w/ Sandro Perri
Nov 5/6 – Berlin, DE @ Monarch
November 8 – Bremen, DE @ Kultur Bunker
November 9 – Kolding, DK @ Pitstop
November 10 – Sønderborg, DK @ Define Festival
November 18 – Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny, Brave Exhibitions Festival
“The richness of ideas, and the unique sounds that Joyfultalk awaken with their music displays the extensive capabilities of Crocker and Dicey. Through Plurality Trip the duo manages to create an album that stretches between genres, creating connective tissue to build its own distinct identity.” – PopMatters
“The record draws from dark trance, techno and dub as well as Krautrock, shifting, turning and evolving with every micro-shift, fusing the influences of the organic and the inorganic. The result is totally mesmerizing.” – The Line Of Best Fit
“An absolute gem… Fans of techno, kosmische and well-placed noise will fall in love with this record: it’s reverent, playful and blistering all at once.” – Norman Records