Norwegian Progressive Rock Band 22 is releasing their new single“Sylphs” today! It’s the third new song taken from the double album “You Are Creating”, which was released on 23 November via Long Branch Records and Indie Recordings (Nordics).
“This is a very literal song about dreams and ambitions, how toxic it is to go about with dreams in your head about what you want to do and how you want the world to be, but at the same time not doing any action in the direction of your dreams. If your inner world is at constant conflict with what you are actually doing, then maybe it is better to let those dreams go, so as to accept and align to on the inside what you are actually doing on the outside. Then at least your inner and outer worlds are coherent, and from there you can start dreaming new dreams again.
The video is chapter 3 of our YOU ARE CREATING film quadrilogy, were we follow the robot HAL22000 and his human friend AKIRA on their ventures in a parallell post-cataclysmic universe. All of these videos are shot in MALM, an old abandonded mine in rural Norway, where there are buildings and an insdustrial area that have not been touched since the 60’s. Sylphs is shot in the old laboratory in Malm, with old pyrex glasses,tubes, scalpels, bottles of chemicals and stuffed animals. All props (including our marching band uniforms) used are real actual items from the lab. We follow AKIRA as he needs to get some scanner nodes to build a device to digitize himself and be with HAL22000 in the digital realms. He then ends up at dr Commodaro’s freaky ectypes workshop.”