Video Premiere: Briqueville – “Akte VI”


We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Briqueville’s new music video for their song “Akte VI”, a track taken from the band’s upcoming new effort and follow-up to their 2014’s self-titled debut LP, II (September 29th via Pelagic Records – pre-order)

Briqueville is a band shrouded in mystery. Rheir sound is a top-notch experimental post-rock/metal ride, a spooky but rewarding adventure. The black Nazgûl-robes and golden masks that all Briqueville members wear on stage give their performances the air of an occult ritual…

As we are still trying to recover from Twin Peaks‘ mindfucking finale, it’s easy to let go and immerse ourselves in the weirdness while we’re watching Briqueville’s new video for their new song “Akte VI”, a unique and gloriously trippy experience.

Watch the video below.

Members of Briqueville were active in various other bands from the local jazz, electro and metal scene, when they met over 10 years ago in a school building, with the ambition to improvise around one single note. “In order to do this anonymously and have the audience concentrate on the music, we decided to play with masks“, a band member explains. When they got out of the building after that session, they ran into an old man who told them a story of a son murdering his father right at the entrance of that school, many years ago. He pulled out a newspaper article to legitimize his story, before he disappeared.

That story stuck with us. We kept asking ourselves why someone would keep an article recounting a patricide in their wallets for seventy years. We couldn’t help but conclude this man we’d met must have been the son. Maybe our imagination was just doing overtime, but the grandparents of one of our band members confirmed the murder had happened… however, we were unable to trace the old man.”

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