The visual artist and composer offers two haunting meditations on the secrets of night forests.
Video artist and composer Christina Vantzou could get away quite easily just releasing her songs as songs and be assured that listeners would come away with a sense of just-creepy gorgeousness soaked into their bones and quite a bit beyond. But she's provided visuals just as deep, an entire series of self-directed videos for both her current record Nº2 and 2011's Nº1 (both LPs out on Kranky). A pair from the current record are below, both overtly Lynchian (the not-quite-aloneness of a dark forest, the disorientation of tracing lights) and something else, or more.
Vantzou's interest in these dark forests is as an escape, it seems, a dreamstate in which people just start fading back into an older realm, flashlights flickering. It's a place where you can have secrets, I suppose.