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Beats Antique Releases New Music Video (Skeleton Key)

The Video

Skeleton Key

In September 2012, elec­tron­ica and exper­i­men­tal world fusion band Beats Antique played the Diamond Ballroom in sup­port of their Animal Mechanique tour. I was on hand to pho­to­graph, but didn’t have time to arrange an inter­view. A few days ago, their pub­lic­ity team sent me an email announc­ing their new music video, Skeleton Key, the lead sin­gle from their lat­est album, Contraption Vol. 2. Polish-Canadian direc­tor Basia Goszczynska employed stop motion ani­ma­tion to cre­ate the sur­real imagery for Skeleton Key.

For the video, Goszczynska con­structed the pup­pets and the sets from mostly found objects:

  • Seed pods gath­ered in Maui
  • Natural mate­ri­als col­lected from Cape Cod woods & beaches
  • Lobster claws
  • A boar’s skeleton

Goszczynska’s rich visual style is char­ac­ter­ized by a devo­tion to detail and an inven­tive mind. We hope you enjoy this first look. Be sure to visit our Beats Antique gallery from the Diamond Ballroom show when you’re finished!

Beats Antique — Skeleton Key



Here’s a selec­tion of pho­tos I took at Beats Antique’s appear­ance at the Diamond Ballroom. Visit my Flickr col­lec­tion, Beats Antique, for more pic­tures from the show. That col­lec­tion also fea­tures pic­tures from sup­port­ing artist LYNX, an extra­or­di­nary singer, song­writer and beat­boxer from the San Francisco Bay area. In light of Flickr’s chang­ing terms of ser­vice, I’ve removed the Beats Antique and LYNX images from my account. View the LYNX gallery here, the remain­ing color images of Beats Antique here, and the black and white gallery here.

About Chris J. Zähller

International Man of Mystery. Cocktail Nerd. Occasionally designs websites. Sometimes snaps a picture or two.

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