A Cluster 1 Premiere!
“I have got nothing at home but ghosts and bones.”
Those words appear at the end of The Nocturnes music video for “The Road”, the first single from the upcoming Aokigahara. After you watch it, that sentence will sum up the feature as a whole. Using a variety of landscapes as kaleidoscopic images, the piece was directed by none other than guitarist Emma Ruth Rundle. It starts with two hooded figures gradually appearing in a dark forest. These ghosts sing out spacey melodies as they reappear in a church-like environment. The change in scenery, outfits, and people move the mood from foreboding to heavenly to mysterious. One thing that’s consistent is the sense of calm and peace throughout every minute.
If you like what you hear, there are two things you can do about it. First, visit the Nocturnes’ bandcamp to download the single and its remixes for free. Second, you can help send the band on tour. If you head to Kickstarter, you’ll find a selection of exclusive items that range in price from $5 to $2000. Every little bit helps.
Directed by: Emma Ruth Rundle