Written by Lauren Rosier
The electronic pop king, Brothertiger, a.k.a. John Jagos, returns with his first original material in over five years. The new record, Paradise Lost, is out September 11 via Satanic Panic Recordings/self-release. The accompanying music video was made during isolation by Trevor Naud.
John stated: “This record was, for me, the culmination of a lot of time and development. Since my last album was released 5 years ago, I had been building on top of that sound, trying to make it even more dynamic and distinct. This record is also my most personal, and I think that shows not only in the subject matter but in the choice of sounds as well. I find that in electronic music, you can capture an emotion honestly with synthesized sound, not just with lyrics.”
Naud, gave some insight behind the making of the video: “What if a planetary rover–destined to land on a dead planet–accidentally lands on a planet teeming with life? I wanted to keep everything very tight and almost impressionistic, where we see what’s happening inside of the rover’s ‘brain’ interspersed with what it’s recording, and then juxtaposed with very high-definition nature show footage. Maintaining a jarring contrast between those worlds. Then, eventually, there’s a malfunction and the magnetic tape comes unwound.”
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