LA SUFFOCATED

I really like this song (and video) by sydney band la suffocated. both music and visuals accurately depict the feeling of a night out in sydney some time from 2008 to now, but with a feeling of mystery and magick potential that’s often absent in reality, or at least – as this track suggests to me – invisible, signs regularly concealed to the point of obliteration. here, exagerration and refiguration of the banal (pokies, designated smoking areas, public transport) reveals a truth that would have been impossible without the falsity (often a truth of documentary too).