The single ‘Fear Of The Neglect’ from Italian group Ostara’s Bless has a luscious, layered industrial stomp with a barbed-wire spine and a dark ominous insistent thrum. We are honoured to be able to premiere today the rich and beautiful video for the track that comes off the band’s epic ‘Masculine/Feminine’ double album.
The track’s iron drive and foreboding air is immaculately captured in the video (edited by Andrea Conti from the fabulous Clustersun and Chiara Ambrano). Monochromatic scenes switch from bleak and dramatic landscapes to crawling, slithering creatures, while a mysterious and enigmatic central character appears throughout providing an air of grace and calm.
Ostara’s Bless have provided a thoroughly enticing package: a gothic shoegaze industrial onslaught that thunders along with a deep intensity augmented by the visual depiction of an otherworldly, arctic world that is chilling and mesmerising. A veritable work of art:
Ostara’s Bless is the new project of Paolo Messere (Blessed Child Opera) and Matteo Anelli, featuring the collaboration of the neapolitan artist Rita Saviano.
The album ‘Masculine/Feminine’ is a dense, rich work, a battle and a lovemaking between male’s angular contradictions and female’s exoteric creativeness. A breathtaking trip through post-punk, darkwave, electronic, mediterranean vibes and traditional indian raga samples.
Feature Photograph: Salvatore Sinatra