DUHKQUNT – THE CATASTROPHE (MUSIC VIDEO)
We have been pleasantly surprised by the attention that our resident, sardonic “electronic music” producer DuhkQunt has received upon the release of their second EP – simply titled II.
After getting a few spins on local radio in the United Kingdom and some attention from bands/websites in the West Yorkshire area, the emboldened cut-and-paste jerkwaver decided to work with another MUZAI regular, Urethra Franklin, to create an actual music video (rather than a visualizer, akin to “Substance” and your summertime jam “Wandering Drift.)
“The Catastrophe” incorporates gameplay footage from one of DuhkQunt’s biggest influences across both II and the self-titled debut; Hideo Kojima’s cyberpunk classic, Snatcher.
“I ended up doing a playlist for MUZAI’s monthly Spotify playlist, which had a lot of John Carpenter and Konami soundtracks. I’m a creature of habit” they emailed (we don’t have a phone number for DuhkQunt.)
“I’m a massive Hideo Kojima fan. The Metal Gear series, Policenauts and Snatcher – they’ve all been an influence on the cutting, pasting, sampling and even aesthetic of this project.”
“The first EP had a song “Junker” about the main character’s occupation in Snatcher; this track gives listeners a backstory why junkers are a thing.”
“It’s also been a massive excuse to replay the game” DuhkQunt continues. “I shot a whole bunch of footage to Urethra Franklin and told him to make it not just about the game, but also make it about a tired, exhausted private eye. Like Harrison Ford in Blade Runner, almost.”
Pressed as to why the new EP hasn’t made it on a physical format yet, DuhkQunt bounced the question back to us. We’ve been lazy was our response.
“That’s cool. Some people have a tape and a CD version is floating around. It’s all prep though for the next EP, Space Communion. So don’t mess about and commit that to some archaic physical for in the future.”