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Ganz (ganz) großes Kino von den Liars und ihrem Clip zu Pro Anti Anti mit 3D-Scanner und schmelzenden Wachsgesichtern und sowas. Nowness hat noch ein kleines Interview mit Angus Andrews und diesen Satz hier möchte ich ausdrucken und in großen, pinken Lettern irgendwo dransprühen, damit ihn jeder lesen kann: „there is a responsibility […] to take what is going on […] and set [it on] fire“.
[Video Director Yoonha] Park’s mix of high-tech methods and willful destruction chimes perfectly with the band’s seventh record, Mess. “It’s the idea of not taking anything too seriously or at face value,” says Andrew. “Maybe what becomes interesting about technological possibilities is what happens if you mess it up. The same applies to the way we made music with computers for the record: we did exactly the opposite of what the manual told us to do, because that’s when the really interesting stuff happens.”
The theme of science and technological progress falling apart is key to Mess. Why so?
Angus Andrews: There are a whole bunch of professional people in the world who are great and valuable because they push these things forward in a way that’s by the book. I feel there is a responsibility on artists and musicians to take what is going on there and set in fire or throw it in the pool.