Filligar-8 songs-8 films-8 directors-8 weeks.. FAR (spoilers)
We’re up to film number 2 already in Filligar’s FAR project featuring 8 films directed by 8 directors, set to 8 songs for 8 weeks. Whew. The first two are great, memorable even. The first, “One of the Regulars” (GREAT track) features a two-man elephant suit(that returns in the second film) and a video-conferencing lead vocalist. It ends with the elephant, of course, being “in the room”. (jackal pig-dog? sure, why not?) The second (“No I Won’t”, another great track of many) features a kid who transforms himself with the use of marking pens into what I can only call a bearded bad-ass, complete with bandana. He comes across 3/4ths of the band playing in the woods off the beach and joins them. (note of warning: there is a monster at the end of this film) The narrative is telling me that at least for the first two films, the vocalist is in California while everyone else is in Chicago, the city the band calls their own. (amiright?) Or at least he’s otherwise unavailable. OR it could be part of what’s going to be happening in the next 6 films. We’ll just have to wait and see. It’s an interesting project, one I’ve anticipated since the first film.
I hope there’s going to be a video for Nightfall, one of my favorite tracks of theirs. That track (included here for download below) has remained on my mp3 players since I first filled them up and will remain there. Each time it pops up on random I’m in for a treat and I never tire of it. I love the instrument/sound that kicks in at about 14 seconds in and sticks around. I’m not sure if it’s a keyboard or a guitar with the attack removed with a volume pedal or something else but it makes the song, evoking a mood. And it has one of the most contagious choruses I’ve heard in years along with an electric piano solo I can hum or whistle with perfectly. Perfect song for an evening drive down a winding, darkening road. But it’s far from the only highlight of Near or Far. It’s a filler-free album worth every penny you pay to support their work and a future filled with promise.
Filligar-nightfall MP3 download (right-click-save or save-link-as)
Special thanks to Filligar for the kind words and permission to post the track.