Art director, VJ and music video director Hans Lo can usually be found crafting retro-futuristic visuals for up-and-coming electronic acts like Com Truise, Jagwar Ma and world renowned acts like Simian Mobile Disco. So it may surprise you to discover that he’s really just a die-hard metal fan at heart – in particular a lover of the heavyweights of the early 1990s. His favourite music video reflects this perfectly; a stand-out track and seriously creepy piece of Savankmajeresque stop-motion for the legendary Tool directed by their guitarist Adam Jones.
Here are his thoughts: “Besides from the beauty, narrative and technical marvel which makes this video one of my favourites, the track itself speaks to me on a deep and personal level. As dark as the lyrics and riffs are, it’s actually an uplifting and positive track – it’s sort of about the idea of trying to escape the past but it keeps coming back to haunt you.
I guess there’s no real escape from any past; it’s part of your personal history and unless you confront it, remove yourself from it and look at it objectively then you can start to understand and see the light at the end of the tunnel. Self-reflection is always the first step towards learning about inner contentment and bringing that happiness to everyone around you.”
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