I have never been hypnotized before. I have seen someone fall under the spell of a hypnotist, and definitely believe it works, but I just doubt I would be open enough for it to happen to me. The circumstances would have to be just right, without the spectacle of a crowd watching me, and with a someone I built trust with. And he would have to invest in ambiance. Maybe if he played Marco Vella’s “Runner”, I might just be coaxed into that hypnagogic state where will power can be easily manipulated.
The accompanying video (directed by Bobby Virgona) is quite hypnotic as well. Full of idyllic spatial planes and impossible landscapes, the animation by Kyle Benjamin Jorgensen and Youcef Kehlil is the perfect complement to Marco Vella’s euphoric drones. A fee deep breaths, and I am transported to the distant realm this group of artists has so effortlessly imagined. I think I am going to spend a while there, too.
If you are digging the spacey track, be sure to head to Average Negative’s Bandcamp page, where you can preorder Marco Vella’s debut album, Shadow Mountain.