Video Premiere: Azar Swan, “Over”

Wondering Sound Staff

By Wondering Sound Staff

on 07.18.14 in News

The majority of the video for Azar Swan’s mesmerizing “Over” takes place in shadow. The song itself is thoroughly nocturnal, blue-black synths, tense, skeletal guitar and bone-dry percussion cracking beneath Zohra Atash’s witch-of-the-hills vocals. It’s mesmerizing: Atash appears in silhouette, spiraling in front of a flickering black-and-white film, cross-cut with the kind of telescope shots common to German Expressionist movies. The net effect is terrifically chilling, a ghost-story score delivered with gusto.