We’ve been eagerly waiting for Pevin Kinel to resurface with a follow-up to his outstanding Syntactic Sugars, which was one of our Album Picks of 2012 and remains a favourite. The effort was followed a couple of years later with SEO Your Friends, a marvellous and compelling A-side single featuring ‘Fifteen’ and ‘In a Way you would Care’. Although there’s no new music in sight, Pevin has shared a fittingly excellent new video for ‘Systemic Risks’, lifted from Syntactic Sugars. The London based multi-instrumentalist, who has been filming more than recording, explains how the video came about:
“About a month ago I realised I had shot enough bits and bobs to put together something bigger than your usual found footage music video. I picked the instrumental track Systemic Risks and instantly, everything became clear. Out of those random clips I would weave a complex multi-threaded narrative juxtaposing the immensity of the cosmos with the futile aspirations of man, contrast that with the heart-tugging beauty of nature, then riff about the end of the world for a bit.
I started the editing work and it quickly became apparent there was no way I would be able to tell a comprehensible story with just random bits of video. So I had to settle for that harmless found footage music video feel everybody as come to dread, but with the comforting thought that all that footage had been found on my own hard drive.”
To tide you over until Pevin releases new music, enjoy the video for ‘Systemic Risks’ below.