Renowned producer Das Mörtal will be sharing the video for his single, ‘It Comes’. The single, premiered via Metal Sucks, is taken from his recently released album, Miami Beach Witches via Lisbon Lux Records. The video was directed by multi-award-winning Kevan Funk, responsible for the renowned film Hello Destroyer and who has previously created music videos for A Tribe Called Red, BRAIDS and Preoccupations. Das Mörtal has received support from tastemaker Youtube channels such as New Retro Wave as well as publications such as CLASH Magazine, Metal Sucks, Heavy Blog Is Heavy, Pure Volume, Exclaim!, comeherefloyd, Magnetic Magazine and The Montreal Gazette. His album Hotline Miami II has racked up over 8 million streams and he has featured on Spotify playlists including Retrowave/ Outrun, Dr. Disrespect, and Apple Playlist ÉlectroniQC. The Montreal based musician has toured with Perturbator, shared the stage with Carpenter Brut, Gost, Danger, Dan Terminus, Tommy’86 and Le Matos, and performed at festivals such as Les Transmusicales and Osheaga Festival. Das Mörtal also participated in the composition of the soundtrack for the latest Street Of Rage 4 (SEGA).
In February 2021, Das Mörtal will present his new album, Miami Beach Witches during an immersive live show at Montreal’s SAT, which will also be live-streamed for his worldwide audience. The show promises to be a powerful musical experience where social distancing becomes an integral part of the scenography. The staging of the show, created by digital artist Nathan Nardin (Charlotte Cardin, Ariane Moffatt), is inspired by the occult themes that run throughout the album, transporting the audience to a luminous digital forest.
Chilean Canadian Cristobal Cortes, aka Das Mörtal has produced the soundtracks for a few films, including Naissance d’un Zombie and feature film Deadcon resulting in a significant rise in results on Shazam. His 2017 album Always Loved (which is still selling rapidly on vinyl) featured collaborations with French Fox and Ghost Twin and received international acclaim that allowed Das Mörtal to headline his first US tour. Inspired by artists such as Steve Moore and Aphex Twin, Das Mörtal creates an obscure and nostalgic sound, mixing influences from german techno to horror and sci-fi movie soundtracks. However, the producer draws closer parallels to artists such as oOoOO, Clams Casino and Holy Other.
Telling the tale of a revenge fuelled witch seeking retribution for her sister, the video for ‘It Comes’ is an organic masterpiece that feeds on the dark atmosphere of the original track and develops it into a spellbinding storyline. With dramatic makeup and visual effects, director Kevan Funk takes a simple concept and infuses it with enough detailing and creative embellishments to create a short film. A bond is created between viewer and character, in which we can see none are truly innocent and none are truly evil – all are simply living their path.
Director Kevan Funk tells us a little more about the creation of the video, “Das Mortal’s It Comes is the type of track that is an absolute pleasure to get to work with in terms of creating a video. It has a great sense of atmosphere, incredibly cinematic, which is always an exciting jumping off point. As soon as I heard the track the visual language and aesthetic immediately felt present in my mind. Also, I loved the idea of reaching back to these teen films from the 90s, playing with that nostalgia while having a chance to update that genre in a way that felt more urgent and weighty.”
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