Having featured the previous video from Manchester-based Irish electronica artist Trick Mist (aka Gavin Murray), we were delighted when he asked us to premiere the latest in his ‘Gap’ Series – a venture that sees each track taken from Murray’s Jars In Rows EP matched with a different visual artist in order to produce a piece that relies solely on the subjectivity of the artist towards the track.
No mean feat, but latest incarnation ‘Cracking Settlement’, an ethereal, dark and haunting excursion that blends stark electronic percussion with traditional Irish flourishes, sees Murray team up with Graham Patterson for the unusual visuals and the result is something unquestionably compelling. Momentarily delicate, yet with an underlying abrasive rhythm that swells in shadowed atmospherics, the track is propelled masterfully by Murray’s baritone delivery.
Speaking of the track itself, Murray says that “‘Cracking Settlement’ is a song about escapism. It conjures multiple images centred around escapist scenarios and in doing so questions how far the positivity of escapism extends.”