Helica’s ‘Ravenfield’ challenges perceptions of the serene across recorded footage & landscape paintings

, 25 September 2020

Helica released album On The Sky String via unseelie on June 5, with a music video for track ‘Ravenfield’ premiering on AQNB today. The London-based artist expands their take on hypnagogic pop, meshing wildly euphoric shoegaze and rave genres into a mirage of dissociative sonics.

‘Ravenfield’ captures entropic qualities of nature as the video cycles between a breadth of pastoral videos and landscape paintings. Gauzy strings and synths overwhelm Helica’s reverberated lyrics. In the final minute, the painted canvases abstract over the pulsing score, challenging human perception of the serene before returning to breathtaking gazes of an open sky. Movement along downcast plains drifts slowly out of sight.**

Helica’s On The Sky String was released via unseelie on June 5.