1240 // La Mitralleuise

…and OMD did not only announce the new album, but already presented the lead single “La Mitrailleuse” (French for “The Machinegun”) with a help of a video animated by me – based on the 1915 painting by Christopher R. W. Nevinson after which the song is named.

“The track is built on monastic intonations and the looping of gun and cannon fire, yet the minimalistic collage finds a way to be tuneful. The only lyrics are the haunting, “Bend your body to the will of the machine,” repeated over the steady hum of the chorus underneath.” (CoS)

Have a look:

 

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~ by Henning M. Lederer on May 18, 2017.

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