TVD Video Premiere: KLYPH, “Eins (Valley)”

PHOTO COURTESY OF KLYPH | KLYPH is the nom du musique of electronic artist and guitarist Cliff Hines. We’re proud to present the debut of his self-directed music video, “Eins (Valley).” Not only did Hines direct the video, he plays all the music, (guitar, vocals, electronics) and mixed and mastered the recording.

On his KLYPH project, Hines uses electronics to transform and layer his guitar into soundscapes, accompanied by analog synths, glitch dance drums, and ominous robotic vocoder vocals. The sound is edgy and mixes dark dance grooves with frightful textures, dreamscapes and otherworldly sounds. The work evokes some of his influences including Nine Inch Nails, Kraftwerk, and My Bloody Valentine.

Hines is a zealous musical polymath whose work spans numerous genres. Well regarded in the New Orleans progressive music scene, he also tours with legendary songstress Rickie Lee Jones, plays with the percussionist Mike Dillon in his namesake band, and is the guitarist/ sound designer for jazz trumpeter Christian Scott’s critically acclaimed, Centennial Trilogy. The work is composed of lots of heavily processed video created in After Effects. The glitchy visuals mirror the cold and manic world created within the song.

KLYPH will perform live at the Dragon’s Den on April 19 and the full, as-yet-titled EP will appear early in the summer via Bubble Bath Records.

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