Song: Antonym Subconscious Disruption
Video Directed by: Geoff Simons
So every now and then, something is handed to me…and whether I enjoy it or not; what I decide to do with it, is completely my choice. That’s how music is. The musical connoisseur/asshole in me sometimes go in with a hardened heart and a stubborn ear, but I still let down my guard enough to trust.
And then there’s the visual of it all…
At first I couldn’t understand the concept of this video. But then I also couldn’t grasp the lyrics of the song. Airospace: Antonym Subconscious Disruption - on my 3rd time watching it, reminded me of the year 2003. Every now and then you come across a song that has very subtle elements of chaos and calm balled into one 3-5 minute time span. This is one of those songs.
[In ‘03] I remember being in my bedroom, lights off, music blaring, sweat pouring, prayer calling, pleads crashing, as The Majesty of the Blues or Do Make Say Think saturated my bedroom walls with a message of movement and unrest. When I listen to Airospace, or at least this particular piece, it reminds me of the same thing and the video goes along that feel. Even the small shots of (what I’m guessing could be) friends, show that no matter what mental disruption someone may be experiencing - they’re never alone. Whether they’re representing a support system or a collective of strangers all “falling apart” with him, they’re presence is evident; even if fleeting (brief shadows/moving light).
A lot of times when dealing with something so internal, mentally [blah] it’s like a huge war within self. That’s what I’m getting. Not a fan of his cadence or the Roots Manuvaesque flow, but the message - interpreted with the video - is clear. And whether I like it or not, I can relate to what’s being portrayed here.