It’s been a strange week. THREE days in a row I heard Mr. Big’s “To Be With You” at a grocery store (different times of day, different stores), and lately, I can’t turn on the TV without being confronted by a brain-decaying commercial for instant coffee. I dunno. I haven’t switched medication or slipped between dimension cracks. The one thing I do know is that if the best part of waking up is Folgers in your cup, then your day is going to be a shit tornado.
Not today, my friends! The best part of waking up is a new Fire-Toolz video in your beautiful ugly mugs! Now, you already knew that Angel Marcloid’s new Fire-Toolz album, Skinless X-1, was coming out THIS FRIDAY on Hausu Mountain, but above is a half-week tease for it, in the form of a video for the track “Experience ☆ Slips ☆ Away.”
Directed by Marcloid, who ups the fear quotient like a pro low-budget horror-maker, “Experience ☆ Slips ☆ Away” is textbook F-T: hulking and aggressive, but also possessing hand-made melodic qualities and tense little twists. Oh, it’s also informed by mid-period Rush, of course, as explained by Marcloid below.
The song embodies a gentle longing to be truly present. It is not about being present, but the lightly distracting quality of the longing itself. The song’s implied sentiment is inspired by Rush’s “Time Stand Still.” The spheres represent consciousness. My partner Manda Boling animated the red soccer balls (which represent the/my mind), and everything else is either manipulated stock and YouTube garbage, or whatever I was able to film in my bedroom with an iPhone.