Video Premiere: ALAK "Ilial Clone"
Recently signed Warp producer patten doesn't just create genre-skewing music, he also releases it for other artists through his Kaleidoscope label. That project's latest cassette (also available as a free download) arrived last month from young California artist ALAK, offering five cuts of hybridized, leftfield synth-pop. And now, a starkly minimalist video for the gauzy "Ilial Clone" song has found its way online. There's precious little to describe about ALAK's new piece of visuals, aside from the part where a perfectly still camera captures her unadorned, cross-armed vocal performance. But that's more than OK with us; the drifting, effortless hooks and rubbery beats of "Ilial Clone" captivate our attention just fine.