A wacky video clip for a groovy track, SBONK presents Adèle Passo
You might be familiar with the name of this small independent french band, SBONK (for ‘knobs’, spelled backward), as I put them in my 2017 top with their debut EP ‘Icozi’. SBONK is a musical UFO, melting lots of diverse 70s inspirations, rock, blues, funk, jazz, Zappa clearly ahead of the rest, but also some more recent weird descendants of those, prog, math-rock, or stoner, Primus is also a name that comes pretty quickly to the mind when exposed to the trio from Bordeaux. Their music is quite a complex, surprising, and bumpy ride from a style to another, with a strong dose of humor, obvious even without any lyrics, so fasten your seatbelts and let them lure you into their own dimension.
On this spooky day of Halloween, we’re teaming up to reveal this video clip and first single from their upcoming album “Les Portes Factices”, produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered by themselves, to be self-released on November 15th. This video clip was made by Jorge Marssel, a friend of theirs, who is specialized in making videos made of hashed filmed sequences and stop-motion, with a creepy and crude atmosphere. Without further ado, I will let you check out this clip premiere, fitting perfectly the mood of the day, and the übergroovy music of this cool track: “Adèle Passo”.
The song is super dynamic and the video follows every bounce and break of it, developing a filthy disturbing atmosphere along the way. The way the filmed sequences are shot and put together really works to build an oppressing story. The calmer passages are also pretty well highlighted, contrasting with the stressful buildups.
Even though it can seem mostly gross and rudimentary, every little section is full of details that still make it kind of subtle, in a sleazy way. The tension keeps going up and down with the music, the story unravels through this super close framing, making it invade the comfort of the watcher, really giving you the feeling to be part of this horrendous narrative.