Directed by Sam Kristofski, here’s the third single from The Datsuns‘ recently released album Eye To Eye. I’ve been really impressed with the new album. It’s defiantly still the same essential sound for the New Zealand band – that mix of classic, stoner and psychedelic rock music. They certainly haven’t mellowed with age though, this track kicks like a drunken mule!
As the press release so accurately states: “‘Dehumanise’ is stomping three chord-age, dive bombing stun gun lead, a bed of surging Hammond keys, stair tumbling stop/start riddims. Key tinkling, fat fuzz wah & squeal.”
Director Kristofski says of the sci-fi/horror referencing clip – “I shot this clip with expired reversal black and white film which was hand-processed here in NZ. I then painted all the colours into the film using a number of different pens and inks frame by frame. I also used a bunch of blades and tools to scratch into the film and create things like lightning effects and lines. Len Lye was one of the first people in the world to use this effect on film before colour film was a common thing. He was from Christchurch and took the film to New York, so this technique is really a strong part of New Zealand’s film history. It would have been one of the first accounts of projected colour film.”