February 4, 2010

The hypnotic video for Syntaks ’ “Blue Sunshine”—a gorgeously lumbering standout from the Danish duo’s debut, Ylajali—is an all-to-appropriate analog to the pair’s approach to music-making: a wash of color, fleeting glimpses of half-remembered imagery both heavenly and apocalyptic, and vertiginous shifts in scale superimposed over its creators’ faces. Syntaks’ Jakob Skott directed the clip, and his clear love of its subject matter (his musical collaborator and romantic partner, Anna Cecilia) is apparent throughout.