The video was created by, and features artist and poet Cristine Brache, who said: We wanted the video to have a homemade feel, lo-fi, to make the situation feel more intimate. With the first cut, I tried to let the video weave in and out of the song. The repetition emphasizes the earnest desire to be disciplined, which I think compliments the song. As it is a music video, I don't think it should be grounded in narrative because I don't think the song needs it. The song stands on its own. Any attempt to try to overshadow that would weaken the video. I think the music video's job is to provide opportunities for the viewer to see non-linear gestures and moments and to give the song space. A good song needs a lot of space.
I'd enjoyed the intimacy in the things that Cristine and [her partner] Brad Philips were making, together and respectively, adds singer Taylor Kirk. Working outside the parameters of more conventional music video makers, I think the result is something that feels very true and candid. They seemed to understand the essence of the music very well. Though euphemistic the discipline ritual in the video is softly charged and shows a kind of tenderness and romance to the fixations parallel in the song.
Timber Timbre – Taylor Kirk, Mathieu Charbonneau, and Simon Trottier, with drummer Olivier Fairfield – have always created music that traces a shadowed path, using cues of the past to fuse the sound of a distant, haunted now. On Sincerely, Future Pollution, the band coats the stark, sensual sound of 2014’s Polaris Music Prize Short-Listed and JUNO Award-nominated album Hot Dreams in an oil-black rainbow of municipal grime. It is the cinema of a dizzying dystopia, rattled by the science fiction of this bluntly nonfictional time.
For the recording, the band travelled to La Frette chateau outside Paris, where they looked to the studio’s array of archetypal synthesizers for the flesh of the songs. Be it the freedom of recording abroad, or the revelation of these unexplored instruments, Timber Timbre found a release from artistic constriction and created its most daring work yet. A blend of the album’s mid-apocalyptic setting and its idyllic recording, Sincerely, Future Pollution is a romance of neoteric machines and dark, futuristic hues: with promise as beautiful as it is unsettling.
Wresting sincerity from abstraction, Kirk submits to the cycle of self-obsession at the album’s core. Sincerely, Future Pollution is Timber Timbre’s document of this generation’s degeneration and disarray. With Kirk as narrator, a party to the play, we get caught in the folly of the echo chamber, awed by the contrast of this gothic modern age.
Timber Timbre will embark on a North American tour this spring, beginning on April 28, with stops in Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, and Montreal. Full tour dates can be found below.
06/04 Rennes, FR // Mythos Festival
08/04 Brussels, BE // Botanique
09/04 Amsterdam, NL // Paradiso Noord
10/04 Cologne, DE // Luxor
11/04 Berlin, DE // Huxleys
13/04 Malmo, SE // Babel
14/04 Copenhagen, DK // Bremen Teater
15/04 Hamburg, DE // Uebel & Gefährlich
17/04 Tourcoing, FR // Le Grand Mix
18/04 London, UK // Islington Assembly Hall
19/04 Paris, FR // La Cigale
20/04 Bourges, FR // Printemps de Bourges
28/04 Chicago, IL // Lincoln Hall
29/04 Minneapolis, MN // Cedar Cultural Centre
30/04 Winnipeg, MB // West End Cultural Centre
02/05 Edmonton, AB // Starlite Room
03/05 Calgary, AB // Commonwealth
05/05 Vancouver, BC // Vogue Theatre
06/05 Seattle, WA // Tractor Tavern
07/05 Portland, OR // Wonder Ballroom
09/05 San Francisco, CA // Great American Music Hall
10/05 Santa Ana, CA // Constellation Room
11/05 Los Angeles, CA // Echoplex
12/05 San Diego, CA // Soda Bar
14/05 Mayer, AZ // Form Arcosanti Festival
02/06 Montreal, QC // Olympia
06/06 Washington, DC // Black Cat
08/06 Philadelphia, PA // Boot and Saddle
09/06 Cambridge, MA // The Sinclair
10/06 Brooklyn, NY // Music Hall of Williamsburg
Sincerely, Future Pollution Tracklist
1. Velvet Gloves & Spit
3. Skin Tone
5. Sewer Blues
6. Western Questions
7. Sincerely, Future Pollution
8. Bleu Nuit
9. Floating Cathedral