MIEN is the Venn diagram between some of the foremost names in the psychedelic underground.
Featuring The Black Angel’s Alex Maas, The Horror’s Tom Furse, Elephant Stone’s Rishi Dhir, and The Earlies’ John-Mark Lapham, their way out sounds channel lysergic energy in strikingly new directions.
Out now on Rocket Recordings, the four-some's superb debut album is a creative, forever liquid slice of music, tumbling out of the speakers in a slew of technicolour effects.
Album highlight 'Odyssey' has just received the video treatment, and it's a potent journey into a seedy little world.
John-Mark Lapham explains: “A friend of mine was called to sneak out a sprawling collection of vintage porn magazines from a local radio DJ’s house who had just passed away. Apparently a church group were on their way to collect his belongings and these magazines had to disappear fast."
"He mentioned this story to me right around the time we started talking about needing a new music video. I got this juvenile idea for how to recycle these 'adult materials' and so with the help of some friends, began cutting up a small portion of the collection (200 plus magazines)."
"I then scanned them and started 'fleshing out'; this surreal, seedy little world. I set out to build something that resembles a lost, psychedelic art collage that would look like the love child between Peter Max and Roy Lichtenstein. I almost went a little nutty building this thing frame by frame, but had a blast doing it."
Watch it below.
Catch MIEN at the following shows:
21 London Moth Club
22 Angers, France Levitation Festival
24 Paris, France Le Cafe de la Danse
25 Amsterdam, Netherlands Melkweg
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