SBTRKT - "Trials Of The Past" Video

“Trials Of The Past” is one of the 2011 SBTRKT LP’s standouts, which is saying something since it’s one of the most filler-free electronic albums of the past few years. (Fun note: That album is almost two years old, and you are getting old!) Sampha’s voice is in the full expression of its butterglory here, though neither he nor SBTRKT (née Aaron Jerome) appear in this late-breaking Ross Anderson-directed video: Instead there’s a girl, and a grizzled-looking smoker who runs something approximating a barbershop, wherein the cuts are delivered quite literally. Caution: Sci-Fi-esque video ahead. Watch:

SBTRKT is out via XL, and is very good still.

Comments (3)
  1. One of the baddest videos I have seen in a while, artistic without being aloof. Straight forward too. Cinematography was crisp and the vibration made for some emotional retort on my part. I mean I don’t want to make the video seem transcending, but it was pretty epic. Love the song, love it more with the video.

  2. I expected it to be more gross, less interesting. That was actually very well done.

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