Experimental electronic artist Detraction has a new video out from his recent album “As Above/So Below.” It begins with a slow-motion shot of a snow shower on a busy Milwaukee street, eventually switching to a rain shot filmed in reverse. In the second half, close-ups of the puddles flowing down the curbs reflect a fascination by perpetual motion of matter. Then we are taken into Fresh Thyme Market, where people are lined up with their groceries, ending with a shot of a big unicorn balloon. It seems to be a commentary about the movement of society against the elements while other objects remain perfectly still. Detraction is working on another album due out later this year.
“Detraction is the experimental electronic project of Larry Dubec. His latest album he believes is his “most beautiful and coherent compilation he’s ever produced.” Created over the course of twelve months, the record is a venture through space and time using ambient synth passages and vivid, dreamy wonder. There’s a sample of a Black Lives Matter chant in the track “Family” as well as field recordings in “Concrete Kensho.” It feels like a time lapse of everything that’s happened this year. We commend Detraction on a terrific soundtrack of dystopian bliss, and look forward to what he does next.”