When Interview magazine recently caught up with 24-year-old Finnish producer Pietu Arvola, who goes by the moniker ALBERT SWARM, they asked him to define his music in his own words. Arvola simply said, “Let’s just go with the word ‘dark.'” Fair enough. But if there’s anything to learn from ALBERT SWARM it’s that “dark” can be positively euphoric.
For proof of this, one need look no further than the brand new video just released for his brilliant track “Things Fold Into Themselves” which is so captivating in its HD Rorschachian way, one might be inclined to imagine this is what it would look like if Gilles Deleuze and Timothy Leary went on a fishing trip together. ALBERT SWARM’s second EP, Wake, debuted on September 4th via Brooklyn-based label Ceremony, and you can pick up your own copy by CLICKING HERE. You can also follow ALBERT SWARM on Facebook, Bandcamp, Twitter, and Soundcloud. I’ve also embedded 3 other tracks of his below.
So we now know what a Deleuze-Leary backwoods adventure might look like, but what would happen if Philip K. Dick and Ridley Scott got together in the country for a weekend? I’m not sure why, but I have a feeling there would be a whole lot of arguing and the two wouldn’t even get out of the city before turning the car around to go back home. But the pair certainly make a good combo when it comes to cinema. Last night I discovered this phenomenal gem of a Blade Runner featurette which recently emerged online. I’m not exactly certain how something as amazing as this could have been kept under wraps for so long, but no complaints here — surprises like this are a cinephile’s dream. For more information on what you’re about to watch in this 13 minutes of amazingness you can get the full story at The Playlist.
UPDATE: ACCORDING TO CEREMONY RECORDINGS, ALBERT SWARM IS INDEED A REAL-LIFE FLESH AND BLOOD HUMAN BEING AND THEY HAVE MET HIM IN PERSON. MORE ON THIS STORY AS IT DEVELOPS.