PREMIERE: Dizzyride Take You to the Hills of Armenia in “Soundtrack” Video

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Dizzyride is the dual recording project of Nicola Donà and Zoë Kiefl, a pair of erstwhile solo musicians who joined forces after a serendipitous encounter found the Montrealer Kiefl crashing on the Venetian Donà’s New York couch. Working together, the pair have created a semi-sweet nostalgic sound. It’s held together with battered drum-machine patterns, sultry sax runs, and pointed basslines that sound as though they’ve been lifted from a cache of rattly old cassettes.

If that sounds a bit patchwork, well, it should. “Soundtrack,” whose video we’re premiering today, is a hodgepodge of lo-fi signifiers, a kind of cabinet of sonic curiosities that nevertheless feels cohesive. The song’s video, which was directed by Andrew De Freitas, was shot on warm film in the Armenian countryside, and in addition to showcasing the country’s mountainous terrain (which looks surprisingly similar to Southern California), it features 3D animation from students at the TUMO Center for Creative Technologies in Dilijan, in the country’s northeast. You can take a peek at it below.


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