Two years ago when the Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles and Grand Performances asked Club Fonograma to curate Video Jukebox (“a night of amazing Latin music videos”), Extraperlo’s “Bañadores” was the first clip we enlisted in our program. There’s something so strangely cinematic about Extraperlo’s music–subtropical flourishing is a great opportunity for visual narration. The band’s sophomore album, Delirio Específico, was released a few weeks ago under the record label imprint of CANADA and, as expected, they’re taking good care of the band with a memorable clip for leading single “Ardiente Figura.” Shot on a gorgeous S16mm, the beautifully contrasting clip arrives with perfect timing for Halloween. Like any video by CANADA, it’s scattered in many directions. But it’s that random spirit that ultimately allows the band and production crew to gear up for their loopy and ultimately charming Olympics.
Thursday, October 25, 2012