LLLL: “Drowned Fish”
Beginning last spring, unpronounceable Tokyo synth-pop outfit LLLL (we’re going to go with a singular phonetic “el,” until we hear differently) has dropped a string of digital EPs to their bandcamp, each more fully-realized than the last. Their new video for “Drowned Fish” comes to us from May’s self-titled collection, and contains beautifully-shot scenes of a young woman running, jumping rope, and bathing (drowning?) in both a floral-garnished pond and simple bathtub. While that may not sound like much of a narrative, set to the LLLL’s glitchy pop, which oscillates between M83’s maximalism and Air’s lounge-y quietude, the glossy digital footage becomes an uneasy window into our urban Ophelia’s life.
We also highly recommend downloading the rest of LLLL’s music, including the just-released Mirror EP, which sees the band broaching new arenas with their beat-heavy formula
Written by Nathan Reese