David Knight - 11th May 2011

It's five years from now, and Danish neo-folk duo Murder are no more, their dreams replaced by mortgages, consumer goods and a docile, suburban existence. But then they experience a mystical out-of-body encounter with the enigmatic "Customer Support"...

William Stahl and writer Michael Vogt use Murder's No Room For Mistakes to reflect once again on the modern perils of relative affluence and conformity. They're making a habit of it, after their vids for WhoMadeWho. But this time (as in their Bon Homme video for Mother) they tell the story through subtitles. As such it feels more of a short film than a natural promo for the song - but still very enjoyable, and impressively performed and directed.

"This video was a darling we've had lying around the office for quite some time," says William. "We always came back to it and tweaked it a little bit and tried to simplify it and keep it condensed to the absolute minimum. We wanted to make it a little video that inhabits the, as we find it, very interesting area that lies between music video and short fiction film. We dabbled with it before with Bon Homme, and wanted to explore it further.

"Many people have had quite strong reactions to it in a positive way, making them want to carpe diem and get that tattoo they always wanted. We also hope to claim the flag on the most boring opening of a music video to date: black screen and the sound of sweeping leaves. I find it frighteningly soothing..."

Credits

Production CompanyGood Boy! Cre
DirectorWilliam Stahl

David Knight - 11th May 2011

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