By SHAWN MACOMBER
If you’ve got a choice between brass horror or woodwind horror, go with the former.
Such is the lesson of “Enigma,” the disquieting new video from world-renowned trumpeter Mac Gollehon, who has performed with everyone from David Bowie, Buddy Rich and Billy Ocean to Onyx, Blondie and Madonna. The song and video manage to bring the sonic wildness of his recent Avant-jazz/film noir solo record The End Is The Beginning to vivid, visceral life.
“[This is] a glimpse of the world from my horrifying, haunting perspective,” Gollehon tells Rue Morgue. “Composed with voicings derived from enigmatic yet methodical sources. Imagine Dead Ringers and its psychotic narcissism with a vampiric bite and spirit-summoned slashers, only to be paired with darker spirits of humanity posing as saints.”
That may sound like a tall order, but you can judge for yourself via our exclusive premiere of the Tyler Adams-helmed clip below.
Mac Gollehon’s THE END IS THE BEGINNING is out now digitally and on limited gold cassette RIGHT HERE. The EP is also included in Nefarious Industries’ new subscription club which includes all label releases for 2022. Join HERE.