Ultimate Care II Excerpt 9 - Music Video
Alternately pastoral and high tech, the third video for Matmos’s album “Ultimate Care II” is titled “Ultimate Care II Excerpt 9.” In keeping with the domestic origins of the album, which is built entirely out of the sounds of the washing machine in Matmos’ basement, the newest video for the album is a homegrown, family affair. The video was co-directed by Ed Apodaca and Lisa Berghout, a husband-and-wife team who run l.inc design. The result is a tightly rhythmic sequence of images that contrast the clean with the dirty, the macro with the micro. In its most intimate setting, we telescope into a hairy grey jungle of lint seen in extreme close up. In its widest view, skyscrapers are made to throb and twist to the clamorous industrial rhythms, while a huge “agitator” from a washing machine seems to rotate entire freeway systems and suburbs. Working together l.inc design fashioned a detailed, delirious, and vibrant audio-visual ode to an everyday household chore.
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