Usually, videos released the week before an album drops are intended to stoke interest in the new project, and I suppose the video Oneohtrix Point Never dropped today will accomplish that in a way, though it might be the kind of interest that drives people to watch Hoarders. Jon Rafman’s clip for R Plus 7 album track “Still Life (Betamale)” delves into the weird world of internet subcultures; it’s a series of photos featuring computers surrounded by squalor, anime, a dude with guns to his head, and what looks like a young girl’s underwear wrapped around his face and lots more stuff like that. It’s probably good to be reminded that the Internet is a big place and humankind is a strange species, but this video creeps me out big time. To experience the same sensation, watch below.
R Plus Seven is out 10/1 on Warp, and Rafman has a solo exhibition right now at Zach Feuer Gallery in New York.