‘This Momentary’ by Delphic

I just recently came across the music of Delphic, a UK dance/pop band who released their first album Acolyte last Tuesday. To generalize their sound they kind of feel like Cut Copy but with more harmonies and much more danceable. So far I’ve really been enjoying the album a lot, it’s really great to listen to when I need to get some energy while working.

The video above is for their song This Momentary and was directed by Dave Ma, who visited the area around Chernobyl, documenting the people who still live there. His focus was trying to capture little moments in the lives of the people who live there, not focusing on the negative health effects in any way. In an interview with Promo News, Dave says:

“A lot of people wrongly assume that the Chernobyl area is completely devoid of life or that it must be an atomic wasteland. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. The place is full of life, nature is flourishing and people still live and work around the power plant. There just happens to be a lot of radiation floating around…”

I think the video is absolutely stunning, filled with haunting images and perfectly desaturated colors. It’s still amazing to me that buildings have been abandoned like that. He does a great job of showing the beauty of a place that people can no longer inhabit. His style in this also kind of reminds me Martin de Thurah in ways, especially the tracking shot on the road. I also like how the video is cut to the beat in certain parts, it’s a nice touch.


6 Comments ‘This Momentary’ by Delphic

  1. emanuel January 15, 2010 at 4:37 PM

    That’s so funny, posting this. Just 2 days ago I downloaded this from itunes store, single of the week.. i find it really engaging as a sound, especially after 2:00, when the drums kick in.
    Haven’t heard any other tracks though, will definitely have it in mind.

    Have a good weekend.

  2. Rex January 15, 2010 at 7:28 PM

    I like Delphic’s style because it is a bit dance-able and great to listen to. If you manage to find their youtube page listen/watch their video blogs because they’re pretty cool.

  3. Thomas Vanhuyse January 16, 2010 at 6:39 AM

    The title track to the album, Acolyte, is massive. Rest of the album is great as well! Listening to it right now actually.

  4. Joel January 17, 2010 at 10:17 AM

    I heard a little Underworld in there when that drum beat kicked in too. Cool vid!

  5. Arekesu January 17, 2010 at 10:29 AM

    Thanks for posting this video! I really loved it, not only the story but the song as well :)

  6. Ashley January 18, 2010 at 1:40 PM

    This album is a great listen. Digging the video too.

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