Watch a Short Documentary About Fear of Men’s ‘Loom’

J. Edward Keyes

By J. Edward Keyes

on 04.09.14 in News

On April 22, the UK band Fear of Men will release Loom, a record full of gorgeous, ethereal pop music driven by Jessica Weiss’s haunting alto and instantly conjuring the same otherworldliness of bands like Cocteau Twins and This Mortal Coil. It’s a beautiful, atmospheric work, lush and chiaroscuro. Today, we’re premiering an abstract seven-minute documentary that chronicles the making of that record. Like Loom, it’s more about suggestion than shape: It slam-cuts from images of Weiss singing to Daniel Falvey fiddling with guitar pedals to complicated discussions about song structure and form. It perfectly captures both the excitement and the tedium of making a record, and it matched Loom‘s art-house feel perfectly.