By WILLIAM J. WRIGHT
Summoning the spirit of classic Eurohorror and Giallo, Anima Morte, Sweden’s sinister purveyors of instrumental horror music hearken back to the heady days of the ’80s VHS revolution with the video for “A PERFECT VOID,” the second release from their latest album, Serpents in the Fields of Sleep.
Directed by Martin Gustafsson, the clip combines dark imagery reminiscent of the works of Dario Argento and Lucio Fulci with an intense performance by the band.
“The video for ‘PERFECT VOID’ by our long-time collaborator Martin Gustafsson is a sparkling capture of visual impressions of the influences of Anima Morte,” says Anima Morte co-founder Fredrik Klingwall. “Brief sensations of the celluloid imagery which have remained with us from our youth and formed pieces of our musical heritage. Representing not only a closure but also an homage to cinema and an appreciation of time gone by.”
Serpents in the Fields of Sleep is available on LP in multiple colors and variants packaged in a deluxe tip-on gatefold jacket as well as a limited CD at the Cadabra Records website and through all digital providers including Bandcamp and others. Serpents in the Fields of Sleep is now streaming in its entirety here.