The Magnetic Fields – “’81 How To Play The Synthesizer” Video

The Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt is releasing his latest ambitious experiment, 50 Song Memoir, next month, and so far we’ve heard six tracks from it, which seems like a lot but really isn’t because there are so many! Today we get a seventh — this one’s called “’81 How to Play the Synthesizer,” and it uses the titular instrument to express a new form of musical discovery. It comes attached to a video created by John Erickson, Alex Basco Koch & José Zayas of a ton of synths. Watch and listen below.

50 Song Memoir is out 3/10 via Nonesuch.