In a celebratory moment, Ela Minus releases a brand new video for her song ‘Ceremony’ off of her third EP Adapt, the last in a trilogy. This spellbinding video hits the world just as she’s knee deep in Bonnaroo as a participant of RBMA Bass Camp.
Ela Minus wanted to make a video that visualized “every day life with all its beauty and all its heaviness,” – and when she came across Hieronim Neumann’s landmark work Blok, she found something that resonated. The video, made in 1982, is an experimental animation made in critique of the buildings erected in the midst of communism in Poland. Ela Minus “decided to make it [her] own, edit it, “remix” it, and celebrate his work while adding [her] own perspective to it.”
As in her music, Ela Minus celebrates the freeing nature of technology in the creation of the video. Never having enough time or budget to make videos, she looked for ways around it. The video is, in a sense, a cross-generational collaboration between Ela Minus and Neumann, which is a tribute to progress– something to celebrate.
Ela Minus, on top of currently participating in RBMA at the prestigious Bonnaroo, is recently off of a tour drumming with Dams of the West (Vampire Weekend drummer), just opened three shows on the East Coast for Roosevelt, did a run of five shows in Mexico where she played the new Festival Bravo, and is soon headed back on the road touring with Austra.
You can expect a lot of new, beautiful things from Ela Minus in the months to come– catch her on the road, and keep your eyes, ears, and pretty much all your senses peeled.