Demdike Stare's "Hashshashin Chant" (music video)

NewImageA fantastically-psychotronic and insane video for "Hashshashin Chant" by Demdike Stare, available on their out-of-print Voices of Dust LP or the Triptych box set compiling all three of their essential 2010 albums.

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16 Responses to “Demdike Stare's "Hashshashin Chant" (music video)”

  1. dmc10 says:

    That thing needs to come with a seizure warning…

  2. Antinous / Moderator says:

    Wow, Laurie Partridge really had a dark side.

    • zuludaddy says:

      Susan Dey was, I think, my first media crush…  Weird show, though – I always thought Reuben the manager had a creepy paedovibe…

      The track reminds me of the “help me, somebody” cut on Byrne/Eno’s My Life in the Bush Of Ghosts. Anyone else hear that?

  3. Boundegar says:

    What a nightmare.  Is this found footage?  Anybody recognize it?

  4. Tchoutoye says:

    Excellent band, and a nice selection of 70s / 80s trash horror scenes to boot: Leák (Mystics in Bali), Robin Askwith in Tower of Evil…

  5. anechoic says:

    anyone know if the film segments w/ Susan Dey is “Looker”?

  6. eviladrian says:

    Do I even need to say “Illuminati”?

  7. fenester says:

    That was magnificent, thanks for sharing it.  Total freak out.

  8. Gloo says:

    Kabuki style !

  9. niktemadur says:

    Not a single false note in what they did here, nor an instant’s hesitation.
    Whoever Demdike Stare is, they know what they’re after and what they’re doing.

  10. Simon Champion says:

    Is that Frances McDormand as the nurse at the beginning (0:32)?

  11. Mitch_M says:

    Don’t forget to Bennyhillify it!

    http://bennyhillifier.com/?id=cBobq6gnOWc

  12. stabford deathrage says:

    Most of this video is from the film Horror On Snape Island. 

    http://stabforddeathrage.blogspot.com/2012/05/horror-on-snape-island.html

  13. Nell Anvoid says:

    Meh! Just another morning in my house.

  14. lorq says:

    That was just great.  The music puts me in mind of Steve Reich’s early tape-phase pieces.  And what editing in that video.  (I now feel fairly certain I have been fed some sort of subliminal command, as in “The Manchurian Candidate.”)

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