Local experimental trio Bronze mixes seething synthesizers with quivering vocals and hypnotic grooves in songs that swell and disperse like menacing clouds of intoxicants. Since the psychedelic imperative demands expanded consciousness, Bronze's music takes listeners to the mind's most sinister regions. However, the music video for "Mirror the Shades," a track from Bronze's recently released sophomore album, World Arena, suggests a bit of sexual deviance and humor at the band's core, too.
See the vintage aerobics instruction footage warped by the track's slithering pace. The routine's vigorous host fondles his crotch through grey sweatpants, flaunts his stomach, and contorts his face into countless grotesque expressions, with leering eyes fixed on the camera. The deft editing in this clip extracts every bit of implied lewdness from the footage, eliciting discomfort and, hopefully, a laugh. Either way, the video will color your perception of Bronze irreversibly. With that, consider our minds enhanced.
Bronze performs this Friday, March 14, at the Elbo Room with The Space Lady and Group Rhoda.