Electronic music pioneers Orbital, consisting of brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll, continue to unveil new material leading up to the release of their first album in six years, titled 'Monsters Exist', on September 14.
Today Orbital have shared the music video for album track 'The End is Nigh', which illustrates humanity's subjective view of the world from both the negative and positive perspectives of reality.
Felix Green, the director, explains the concept of the video and how he chose to portray it through his visuals:
“For this music video I wanted to take the phrase 'The End Is Nigh' and look at it as a timeless expression. Humanity has been predicting the end of civilisation since the beginning of civilisation. The solar eclipse of May 1, 1185, for example, was documented as being a message from God prophesying trouble. 'The End is Nigh' is certainly making a comeback in today’s vernacular, mainly due to the seemingly imminent dangers we face from climate change and our reckless leaders (the Doomsday clock in 2018 currently sits at 2 minutes to midnight).”
Orbital's Paul Hartnoll also touched on the vision behind the video:
"It’s a fab slice of techno folk horror. The beautiful people are looking for meaning in nature but can it really be found? When they think they have it they run towards an idea with an unknowable conclusion, charging with gay abandon towards a drop that means certain doom. Can an ideal be pursued at any cost? The end is nigh for some who run towards the unknown."
Watch the video for 'The End Is Nigh' below
Listen to the politically-charged album track 'P.H.U.K.U.' that was premiered via Mixmag here.