Vibe Out with Phal:Angst’s “Severance” Video


Austrian quartet Phal:Angst exist somewhere between industrial, EBM, goth, post-rock and doom, peddling a brand of music that is equal parts dark, heavy and danceable, almost the more brooding cousin of something like Boy Harsher. Their new album, Whiteout, is out today and we’ve teamed up with the band to share the video for “Severance” as a way to celebrate.

The slow-burning beats and soundscapes are made significantly more creepy by the visual, which shows a series of increasingly-weird VHS-quality clips while the beat pulses underneath. The press release sheds more light:

“For the first time in Phal:Angst’s winding history, an artist not part of the immediate band collective created a video for them: FAZO666FAZO. The musician and label colleague (Baits, Deathdeathdeath) is also a visual artist and especially known for his animation videos. But here he returns to one of his favorite old genres: the video collage. With “Severance,” FAZO666FAZO made a very coherent mash up video out of old web archive clips which tells the story of (possible) life: Birth, transience, adolescence, sex, death, dance, sleep, and the final farewell.”

It’s very easy to get lost in the soothing beats and melodies of “Severance,” so do yourself a favor and tune in/drop out. If you like what you hear, you can grab a copy of Whiteout.

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