'Difficulties Be Damned’ is the new mysterious, visceral and other worldly animated music video from independent Canadian recording duo Strange & Primitive. Directed by Malcolm Sutherland, it follows the fateful journey of a small Automaton throughout a jungle towards a savage discovery.
Strange & Primitive is Graham Fish and Jeff Musgrave.
All music composed, performed, arranged, recorded, and produced by Strange & Primitive.
Vocals performed by Jeff Musgrave.
All lyrics by Strange & Primitive.
Mastered by Bob Katz
Directed by Malcolm Sutherland
Animation by Malcolm Sutherland and Simon Cottee
Background Colour by Yann Ben Alluch
3D Models by Nic Wassill
Story by Malcolm Sutherland and Strange & Primitive
© ? Strange & Primitive 2015 | All Rights Reserved
Toronto-based post-punk duo Strange & Primitive are set to unleash their self-titled LP later this summer, but before it lands, Exclaim! has got your first look at the new video for album cut "Difficulties Be Damned."
The band consists of Guelph, ON-born Graham Fish and Osaka, Japan-born, British-Columbia-raised Jeff Musgrave, who both bring their own sets of diverse influences to the table. Drawing inspiration from film, their unique brand of pop-infused post-punk has a cinematic quality to it and incorporates both organic and synthetic noise.
"Difficulties Be Damned" encapsulates the band's eclectic sound, transporting the listener on a journey through exotic, electro-tinged and undeniably catchy soundscapes. The accompanying visuals are equally adventurous. The animated clip was directed by Malcolm Sutherland and follows a little automaton as he travels across colourful jungle landscapes to a bizarre and frightening end.