Under Byen – “Kapitel 1” Video (Stereogum Premiere)
BTW Under Byen’s inspired clip for “Alt Er Tabt” reminded us of the Yellow Wallpaper, and “Kapitel 1″‘s clip is also up for a million interpretations. Looks like that was the point. Artist and director Sidse Carstens also made this video for “Kapitel 1.” Says the director: “I’ve decided to do this as a piece of art, not a music video in the common sense of the word. I often work with different characters in my movies. For ‘Kapitel 1′ I’ve included the Horseman, The Guardians Council and The Woman Who Cuts.” The result is as moody and taut as the track. It reminds me, actually, of when I saw the Thea Sharrock-directed Equus a couple years back, with its towering horse/men. The sparse track’s strings also give the impression, almost, that it was written as a soundtrack for the video, because they’re so in sync.
Without the video:
Under Byen – “Kapitel1″ (MP3)
Alt Er Tabt is out now via Paper Bag.