Switzerland-based trio, Marquis Malanga, takes us into a surrealistically exhilarating journey in their new video “Active Native” where we see a collage of visuals including “Les Statues Meurent Aussi” (Chris Marker), Titanic sinking, desert of Doha, and Richard Serra’s “East-west / West-east.” The video feels like roaming through the scattered memories of an artist where we see bits of visuals that have stuck in the mind. The track arrives to your ears with an uncharacteristic introduction that quickly builds up into sonically simple, yet deliberate trance. It is shimmering, but has a dark undertone to it:
Formerly known as Kamikaze, Marquis Malanga is comprised of Fabio Pinto, Alexandre Maurer, and Yannick Tinguely. They’ve had wide success under the moniker Kamikaze, touring across Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic. The trio decided to rename themselves in 2016 since the original name had violent connotation. As of now, they are working on a new album, which will be released on July 4th. You can follow them on Facebook and Instagram.