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Eric Victorino Releases Video For “Captured” — First Single From New Solo Project, Gestalt

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Eric Victorino, frontman of electropop duo The Limousines and the recently reunited Strata, has released the first single from his new solo project, Gestalt.

The gloomy, downtempo IDM track is titled “Captured,” and was uploaded to YouTube yesterday. Directed by David Dutton, the clip features two San Francisco Ballet dancers silhouetted against a white background. Dutton applies a visual echo effect, causing the dancer’s limbs to multiply—flowering outward like the arms of the Hindu goddess Durga and swirling like an organic windmill.

“I think part of what this project is going to be about is not really sitting down and focusing so much on meaning,” Victorino says. “That’s implied in Gestalt itself. “I’m not really sitting down and saying I’m writing a song about this particular situation. It’s more like about a couple lines about a feeling.”

As such, Victorino says, he wanted the video for “Captured” to be as abstract as possible. He didn’t want the video to tell a story. He just wanted “something mesmerizing,” which would allow the viewer to get lost in the sounds and his lyrics, which he delivers in a hushed, breathy tone, unlike anything he’s done in Strata or The Limos.

“It’s something that I always admired when I hear someone else singing that way,” Victorino says of his vocal delivery on the new song. He says he plans to continue singing that way on all of his Gestalt material. “Not to take anything away from really yelping it out, but I think there’s something to be said for practicing subtlety.”

Aaron Axelsen, program director of Live 105, debuted the video this morning on his blog on the radio station’s website. Watch the video below and be sure to check back for our full interview with Victorino to find out why he spent an entire day listening to “Captured” on repeat.

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