Avant-electro Frenchman Archil
unleashes African ritual inspired new track ‘Voodoo Dance’
Emerging alternative-pop artist Archil is pleased to announce a magical short film in the French Nouvelle Vague vein for this new single ‘Voodoo Dance’. He details the video: “This is a bizarre tale of a love triangle between a jazz player, a Colombian drug lord and his wife (an obsessive gambler), all of this caught in the midst of a controversy involving a suitcase that makes people disappear. Archil, the puppeteer, plays the sinister yet charming magician that gives people invisibility in exchange for a dance co-ordinated by a series of moves to his liking. The video looks to touch the most profound and serious topics of our very serious times, analysing complex habitual tendencies in a father-son relationship, secret passages referring to very deep Buddhist philosophy are included for the amateurs.”
Born from the bosom of surrealist tendencies and alchemic prophecies, Archil walks the fine line between artist and mad scientist.
Whether it be building aleatory rhythms through “blind drumming” to create new arranging methods or deciphering the se- cret to turning metal into gold, there is something genuinely bizarre in Archil’s persona. Maybe it’s because he looks and acts like he has stepped out of the twenties, impeccable manners in tact, yet has the the burning energy for the unkown, the unspeakable and the crazy running through his veins.
Maybe we can never quite put our finger on what makes him so… special.
‘Voodoo Dance’ will be the first glimpse into the world of Archil and the music he crafts.
He marries pop melodies to house drum machines and synths with the groove of seventies afro funk to create a high that you won’t be able to shake off.
His preference to bypass reason and avoid the typical approach culminates in a very interesting creative process, which includes playing surrealist games such as the ‘Exquisite Corpse’ —picking random words out of different hats to tap into his unconscious mind for lyrics— or automatic writing.