16 February, 2017

Mossy – ‘Dumb Terror’

Dumb Terror‘ is the newest offering from Sydney-based experimentalist MOSSY, following the release of his self-titled debut EP last year.

Produced by Dean Tuza and mixed by Tony Espie, the infectiously-scuzzy, synth track comes in response to the current political shitstorm, featuring recordings from a Black Lives Matter rally in Union Square, NY.

“I began writing ‘Dumb Terror’ on a flight to America. I was mucking around, recording the hum of the plane’s air conditioning through my laptop and then pitch-shifting it to make these strange sounding choral chords.
During this visit to New York I also recorded a conversation at a Black Lives Matter rally in Union Square between a police officer and a civilian, and ended up including it in the song as it seemed to fit in thematically.
For me, ‘Dumb Terror’ is about the never-ending conveyer belt of backwards politicians and our tendency to turn against each other instead of those with whom the power actually lies,” explains MOSSY.

The interesting clip is directed by Perth director, Matt Sav and there’s also a conceptual journey behind the video too.

“Matt Sav emailed me about this video saying I want to beat the shit out of you, wrap you from head to toe like a mummy in shiny, reflective fabric, shine a giant spotlight in your dumb face and unravel you slowly for everyone to see. Naturally, I jumped at the opportunity!”

Naturally, we’re pretty stoked to hear even more new music from MOSSY. Watch this space.