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Video Of The Week #16: The Veldt – In A Quiet Room

NYC-Raleigh four-piece The Veldt have released a new video for ‘In a Quiet Room’, created by Tokyo-based videographer Toshikazu Kaneiwa. This track comes from their five-track EP The Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur, released via Manchester label Leonard Skully Records.

With 4AD legendary recording artist A.R.Kane contributing production on this EP, they craft enveloping gaze-pop backdrop and wield it to electronic tapestry and top it with Daniel’sfalsettoo, it resides in an undulating brooding place somewhere between early Spiritualized and the ghostly sounds of the Cocteau Twins.

The Veldt
are identical twins Daniel (guitar, vocals) and Danny Chavis (guitar), Hayato Nakao (bass) and Marvin Levi (drums). Upon signing to Capitol Records in 1989, they recorded a debut album with Cocteau Twins dream-gaze guru Robin Guthrie, which was never released, and then recorded a new once, called ‘Marigolds’, with Lincoln Fong (Moose).Video producer Toshikazu Kaneiwa is an indie filmmaker hailing from Tokyo, Japan.

“I was truly inspired when I heard ‘In a Quiet Room’. This sound is so beautiful and sad, and I felt compelled to do the visual work for this song,”
explains Toshikazu Kaneiwa. “At the same time, I met k.a.n.a., who is an artist with so much talent – she can dance, act, paint and sing… and I got an idea for the video and I told her my directional plan. She said yes. I really appreciate that she brought a very strong performance into this video.”

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