Yen Tech’s new track – ‘Hunter Seeker’
The South Korean soundsmith explores Seoul’s infatuation with plastic surgery, aesthetic perfection and emotional hysteria in his new vid.
Yen Tech (real name Nick Newlin) is a rapper and producer specializing in sonic chaos and hybrid synth. His inventive, innervating new EP, Hunter Seeker, has been characterized as “a bleak and paranoiac mirage…with imagery of monolithic LED orbs, post surgery facial reconstruction, and liturgic, Kabuki-esque dramatics spanning across the video’s multiple story-lines,” according to the press summary. Coming on the heels of Mobis (a 10-track album released earlier this year), Tech‘s frenetic, futuristic vid for Hunter Seeker is a total mind fuck. Directed by the artist himself and Gil Parkas, and re-mastered in partnership with Shanghai-based label SVBKVLT, Hunter Seeker is full tilt electro-trap insanity, teeming with avant-garde energy, audio-Kabuki brutalism and a nail-biting narrative about aesthetic change and alteration of the human body. “A lot of my work deals with the idea of persona hybridisation and modification, and to me mainstream cosmetic surgery is in some ways not too far off from the context of cloning, or A.I, or like some other near-future versions of modification — which is the world that the video is meant to take place in,” said Tech. Peep all the audio-visual gusto below.
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