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The Soft Moon Premiere “Monster” Music Video


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A music video for The Soft Moon‘s latest single “Monster” has just received its online debut. Director Bryan M. Ferguson was tasked with directing that visual accompaniment for the track and said of it:

“The song to me evokes a real sense of underlining ache. I knew immediately that the video should be a metamorphosis, a person’s body transforming into something hideous. It’s definitely a literal visual interpretation of what the song is about but I really wanted the transformation from one physical shape to the other to be slow, painful and almost organic.”

“Everything in the video is done practically and in-camera (absolutely no post-production VFX were added later), all of the stages of the transformation are achieved using prosthetics and all the light leaks in the camera where achieved in-camera with unusual methods such as shining a small torch directly into a broken camera lens, manipulating a split diopter to give a ghostly otherworldly movement to the images and even using my own glasses to move across the lens which warped the images.

The four of us (myself, my DP, the actor and my SFX makeup artist) shot the video over 12 hours inside a walled off concrete room in my flat that used to be someone’s garage. I stripped down to nothing and lay down a green tinged shag carpet which proved to be an interesting contrast to the industrial room. My DP and I also ended up going out and cutting numerous branches down from nearby trees so we could move our lights by hand through the tree branches/leaves to cast strange shadows across the performer’s skin as he contorted which gives the illusion that their body is moving around unusually from the inside.”

The Soft Moon‘s new album “Exister” will be out September 23rd on Sacred Boens Records and the following dates have been booked in support of it:

With Fata Morgana:

09/26 Hamburg, GER – U&G
09/27 Berlin, GER – So36
09/28 Leipzig, GER – UT Connewitz
09/29 Cologne, GER – Gebaude9
09/30 Poznan, POL – Próznosc
10/01 Warsaw, POL – Prague Center
10/02 Cracow, POL – Klub Muzyczny Poczta Glówna
10/03 Prague, CZE – Futurum
10/04 Munich, GER – Hansa 39
10/05 Pordenone, ITA – Capitol
10/06 Rome, ITA – Monk
10/07 Milan, ITA – Santeria
10/08 Bologna, ITA – Covo
10/10 Toulouse, FRA – Le Connexion
10/11 Vigo, SPA – Master Club
10/12 Lisbon, POR – LAV room 2
10/13 Madrid, SPA – La Casa Encendida

The Soft Moon:

10/14 Zaragoza, SPA – Jardín de Invierno
10/15 Barcelona, SPA – Nitsa (The (2) of Apollo)

With Pyrit:

10/17 Lyon, FRA – Epicerie Moderne
10/18 Zurich, SWI – Mascot Club
10/19 Ghent, BEL – Handelsbeurs
10/20 Lille, FRA – Le Grand Mix
10/21 Luxembourg, LUX – Kulturfabrik
10/22 Brussels, BEL – Beursschouwburg
10/24 Amsterdam, NET – Paradiso Noord
10/25 Nijmegen, NET – Doornroosje
10/26 Groningen, NET – VERA
10/27 London, UK – The Garage
10/28 Amiens, FRA – La Lune des Pirates
10/29 Paris, FRA – Trabendo

With Model/Actiz:

11/09 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts

With L.O.T.I.O.N & Trace Amount:

11/10 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

With Model/Actiz:

11/11 Washington, DC – The Howard Theatre
11/12 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
11/13 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
11/14 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Hell Stage)

With MSPAINT:

11/16 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jack’s
11/17 Houston, TX – Numbers
11/18 Dallas, TX – Deep Ellum Art Co
11/19 Austin, TX – Mohawk
11/21 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom

With Nuovo Testamento:

11/25 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
11/26 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
11/29 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
11/30 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
12/01 Seattle, WA – Neumos
12/02 Boise, ID – The Olympic
12/03 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
12/04 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theatre
12/06 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
12/07 Chicago, IL – Metro
12/08 Detroit, MI – El Club
12/09 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
12/10 Montreal, QC – S.A.T.
12/11 Boston, MA – The Sinclair

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