Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Slow Melting Snow: Low "Belarus"

Now try saying that five times real fast...

Low "Drums and Guns"

dir. by ?

Slow-core champions Low use nostalgic stock footage and breathtaking shots of the frigid wilderness to visualize the icy atmosphere evoked by single "Belarus." There is some more than impressive skiing here amongst the quick cuts and moving pans, but it's the clear progression of the images which really stands out. The beauty of the natural world, and the joy it can bring humanity, is contrasted with the rapidly infringing waste of society. The world may be a cold and lonely place, but how much worse would it be without wide open spaces and refreshing mountain air? We'll soon find out.

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