Video of the moment
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Along with their Arts & Crafts labelmates The Darcys, Timber Timbre have become renowned for compelling music videos of the highest order. Their consistent run of high quality clips is now sustained by a brand new one for "Grand Canyon", one of the highlight tracks off their superb Polaris-shortlisted album Hot Dreams.
Written and edited by Scott Cudmore and photographed by Michael Leblanc, it is a gorgeously shot work full of stunning but often disturbing imagery. In a label press release Cudmore explains that “The idea wasn’t to tell a single literal story, but rather to show fragments of many moments in many different lives, to create a series of pulled-apart vignettes but that all convey a similar theme. To me it’s about alienation in various forms - alienation from each other, from the planet that we live on, etc. Where have we been and where are we going? The first time I flew over the Grand Canyon I found it totally overwhelming. We’re just a bunch of ultimately insignificant beasts roaming around on a planet that we don’t really understand and that is almost impossible to reconcile our existence with. But to me that creates a sense of wonder much more so than dread or fear.”
The grandeur of the Canyon is juxtaposed with shots of houses, cars and animals spontaneously combusting, alongside bizarre scenes and characters seemingly pulled from a David Lynch film (TT's cinematic music has oft been termed Lynch-esque). A clip repaying multiple viewings.
The highly-acclaimed Timber Timbre have just begun a month-long European tour, to be followed by three hometown Toronto shows at Lee's Palace, Dec. 11-13.