Arresting Music Videos: Antilux – Ophelia, Kirin J. Callinan – Way To War {NSFW}

Belgium’s Antilux and bizarre songwriter Kirin J. Callinan command your attention with highly dramatic presentations and plenty of guitar distortion. (Callinan’s music video is NSFW.)



Belgium’s Antilux are pulled around like puppets in this video for “Ophelia,” only to eventually become choked up in a black widow’s tangle of animated strings. This track comes from their remarkable upcoming album, Sleeping Below The Cloud, which is out on Boya Entertainment. Fully-formed and seemingly effortless in sound, the record is well worth checking out. You can stream the entire album below the video, and if you’re feeling lazy, I would highly recommend my favorite track, “Rettgun”, as a starting point.

Director : Boris Wilmot (collectf REANIMATION)
Ophelia : Laura Rodriguez


Full Album Stream


Kirin J. Callinan

I struggled a bit when deciding whether to post this video, as the track is, to me, about as obnoxious as it is fascinating. But that was overruled by the fact that this collaged, inverted trip of a video makes the track infinitely more psychedelic, commanding, and confusing. Sydney director Kris Moyes took this into his own hands and visualized it as a DIY and punk rock Lars Von Trier might. The best moments are when it is contains the most nudity and feels most displaced from daily happenings.

“Way To War” Music Video

Callinan’s upcoming 7″ single, W II W (Way To War) (any connection to the Liars record, one must wonder?) will be co-released on Terrible Records and Siberia Records, digitally on June 19th and on vinyl on July 31st. Track summaries below because they are interesting (and perhaps telling of the fact that this guy is a weirdo).

“W II W” may be a synesthetic joyride to the frontline – voice, guitar and other machines painting the sonic image of war. All napalm, machine guns and loneliness, choppers and tracer bullets; you could be running for your life or gasping for your last breath. It’s perverted, raw and fun, and it’s the first single from Kirin J Callinan’s forthcoming debut solo album.

“W II W” and its accompanying B-side “Thighs” – the thematically related, lustful and deluded tale of a sexual predator.


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Vivian Hua 華婷婷

Vivian Hua 華婷婷 is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer. As the Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum in Seattle and Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary arts publication, REDEFINE, much of her work unifies her metaphysical interests with her belief that art can positively transform the self and society. She regularly shares human-centered stories through her storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE! In 2020, she will [hopefully] begin production on a comedic Asian-American series entitled Reckless Spirits.

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9 years ago

TOTALLY totally feeling this.

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