With more than 20 years of electronic music history already in their rear view, it’s amazing that Underworld are still composing music as vital as ever. Back in March the duo of Karl Hyde and Rick Smith released their first LP in more than half a decade and one of the best albums of the year so far, the tremendous Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future. In the new Tomato-directed video for album highlight “Nylon Strung,” overlays of spiraling hand movements hypnotically engross the screen. “I want to hold you, laughing,” Hyde croons in black and white, the calligraphic motion an inexplicably absorbing visual for the song’s vibrant heartbeat. The simple beauty of the clip is perfectly captured by the mesmerized look on Hyde’s face as he watches his appendages dance in front of him as if they were out of his own control.
Hyde shared this message about the video:
A hot day waving hands for camera.
An infinite room, blacked-out windows.
Exquisite company , laughter.
Open me up…
Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future is out now via Astralwerks.