Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 6:14PM
Following a wildly victorious tour alongside cult metal sorcerers, Ghost B.C., Los Angeles’ favorite ethereal doom dealers IDES OF GEMINI today unveil a brand new video for the track "Starless Midnight" via Cvlt Nation. The ghostly tune comes by way of the trance-inducing trio’s Constantinople full-length, released through Neurot Recordings last Spring.
Elaborates guitarist J. Bennett “We shot this video in the middle of nowhere during an off day on the Ghost B.C. tour. It was directed by our friend Daciana Birladeanu, a Romanian sorceress who also happens to be my cousin. The process basically consisted of me complaining for eight hours while the girls did all the work. But at least I got to wear my Shriner belt buckle. Enjoy!"
Adds Cvlt Nation: “This visual is a nuanced visual journey through one of my favorite songs off the album. Like their music, it is bleak and dreamy at the same time, and although shot in black and white there is a warmth to it of fire and human body.”
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IDES OF GEMINI’s Constantinople is a true transcendental doom masterwork. Applauded by Outburn “depressing dynamics topped by ethereal wonderment,” and called, “…a dirg-y doom crawl of an album…,” by Decibel, the record continues to raise the eyebrows on the non-initiated. Purchase Constantinople at THIS LOCATION today!
“..darkly beautiful..” – Pitchfork
“Their accretion of small musical gestures inverts metal’s normal use of space. They imply terror without ever exposing it. Each song is an accumulation of outlines, a sort of sonic daguerreotype.” – MetalSucks
“Processional doom, ethereal female harmonies and high-strung riffs incite head-bowing, not –banging…” – Spin
“…a proverbial treasure chest in terms of atmosphere, ideas and contrasting musical textures…original and breathtaking.” – About.com