Andre Obin’s music has always made for potentially great videos. The Boston electronic music producer [Disclosure: I consider him a good friend and last released released his “Valencia” 7-inch through my record label] creates lush, provocative sounds that I always tended to hear better with my eyes closed, allowing my mind to wrap itself around his beats, synths and morning-star voice.
Now with the latest single off his March record of the same name, “The Arsonist,” premiered this morning by Prefix Magazine, pairs Obin with Boston visual artist Aaron Eskeets of meetyourbeat.com, and the video is an appropriate sensory-overload of colors and on-stage clips. Its brightness fits the song well; a kaleidoscopic five-minute daydream of glitchy sights is soundtracked by Obin’s distinct dance music for the immobile.
Obin’s previous video was a black-and-white Eastern Bloc espionage epic for “Valencia” that was masterfully directed by Theodore Cormey, so this back-to-basics approach works well to keep pushing Obin’s dark techno to a global audience.