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28 May 2020

Empathy Test

by Syd Briscoe

Empathy Test: “Monsters” - 4 mins 03s

This intriguing promo for electronica outfit Empathy Test's latest track 'Monsters' deals out arousal and disgust in equal measure. As beautiful as it is disturbing, it shows both emotions as two sides of the same coin - as a couple in an underground car park are waylaid by a mysterious, cloaked dancer.

There's a weaponised sensuality at play here which complements the song's relentless rhythm to a tee. Possessed fabric, cigarette smoke, milky vomit, and sex make for a heady mixture when combined like this, and makes for some truly weird and wonderful viewing. Let's hope they took a trip through the car wash after all that.

Film Production: Great Guns Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Calum Macdiarmid Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Mathilde Stone
Cinematographer: Max Witting
Costume Design: Natalie Wilkins
Make-Up: Eleanor Garratt
Editor: Will Cole
Colourist: Vlad Barin @ Cheat Ⓦ

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