Adventure and suspense await the viewer in Stavroz’s latest bewitching music video ‘Wintergreen’. Inspired by ancient Greek mythology, this music video indeed feels like we are watching an abnormal exchange between two different worlds. Set to feature on their full-length album Mindibu which is set to be released on the 13th of May via Moodfamily, one can certainly feel the bewitching mood from the single fits the delightfully eerie styling of the music video.
Stavroz elaborates further on the inspiration behind the music video: “Our trilogy of videos are based on the ancient legend of Orpheus and Eurydice which has been brought to Mindibu, the world of Stavroz. As Orpheus sets off on his journey to save his love from the underworld, he is joined by Mindibu’s creatures. Uncertain of what lies ahead, he bravely soldiers on, guided by a sinister yet sensual and melancholic soundtrack.”
Although Stavroz are known for their eclectic electronic sound that involves lots of experimentation, we are pleasantly surprised by this music video that feels like we are watching a sinister fairytale being played out right before our eyes. As our male protagonist runs for his life from the peculiar forest dwellers, we can already determine that he is feeling like he is being hunted.
Inspired by a varied bunch of artists including Daphni, Thom Yorke, DJ Shadow, Frank Ocean, Caribou, Bon Iver, Thundercat, Foals, FKA Twigs, Björk, Portishead, James Blake, and Nick Hakim. It is no wonder that Kayobe’s sound is highly individualistic. His latest album showcases his uniquely adaptable flow and arrangement of sounds.
The site A.Room talks about Kayobe’s new album, “ Kayobe is a self-taught sound engineer, teaching himself the tricks of the trade and creating his unique sound in the process. The entire album carries chillwave and deep house characteristics, however, each song differs in mood, texture, and energy. The album overall presents an ambient flow that is easy on the ear and mind.” Sub Scape share their thoughts as well, “Featuring elements of chill wave and deep house within each track, he manages to create a unique world in each of his songs with his elixir of electronic and mystical and ambient textures.
Kayobe adds, “ “Islands to Bridges was written and recorded on three different continents and was inspired by the sights and sounds around me. There were phases during the creation of this album when I was feeling more solitary (islands), and phases when I was feeling compelled to connect more deeply with others (bridges). There are more energetic party tracks, and more subdued chillout tracks – I hope they take you on a journey from wherever you are to wherever you want to be.”