Here on Shout, we sometimes like to share up and coming acts with you. Today’s must-listen act is Brooklyn-based electro group Home Video.
Collin Ruffino and David Gross are the brains behind Home Video, “transplants from the misunderstood landscape of New Orleans, now living in the brooding brownstones of Brooklyn, New York”. They cite a baffling and diverse array of influences, such as Edward Gorey, Massive Attack, The Brothers Quay, Smashing Pumpkins, and a dusting of Chopin.
How can I describe their music to you? Well, they put me in mind of Zero 7 in that they make these sweeping ambient tunes. You could literally get lost in the sonic swirl of the music they create. I don’t know about you, but I find this type of music enormously relaxing, just surrendering to the hypnotic melodies that weave through their songs. and lyrics are there, but they’re sung in such a way that they become part of the sonic tapestry – more another instrument in the mix than a way of conveying words or meaning.
At least that’s my interpretation. The end result is simply beautiful.
The good news is that Home Video’s new album, The Automatic Process will be available to buy on 16th November. In the meantime, I’ve gathered a couple of their videos for you to check out and there’s more on the band’s MySpace page.