By John-Paul Shiver
The Magnificent Moon
Mildlife, the Australian four-piece band and tasteful confluence of so many various musical textures, released the appropriate long deep dive of a real-time visual this week for their kaleidoscopic expedition in a groove called The Magnificent Moon. The single comes as an introduction to their highly anticipated debut LP ‘Phase’ due out February 23rd.
Mildlife claims to have bonded over the desire to push musical boundaries, embrace wild improvisation and combine progressive 70s sounds with electronic krautrock, rhythmic funk, house, and dream-pop. What is apparent is how they peruse with such ease in and around jazz, psych, and disco with a dancer’s grace. So, it is no mistake that the band performs on a stage while having their images projected on a screen behind them, ingraining the overtly cinematic element even further.
About the Video
Taken from Mildlifes debut LP “Phase” out on vinyl and digital 23rd Feb 2018 via Research Records
Filmed at The Astor Theatre, St Kilda, October 26 2017 on 16mm film.
Directed by Jesse Maskel & Joey Knox Cinematography by Joey Knox 1st AC – Jordan Dowding 2nd AC/Projector Camera – Nathan Guy Gaffer – Darcy Conlan Best Boy – James Thompson Titles by Confetti Studio Mildlife are James Donald, Adam Halliwell, Kevin McDowell, Tomas Shanahan
Written & produced by Mildlife. Engineering by Mildlife & James Rindfleish. Mixing by Steve Schram. Mastering by Joseph Carra.