Aspidistrafly share enthralling music video for ‘Companion To Owls’

Taken from their new album, ‘Altar of Dreams’

Singaporean ambient folk duo Aspidistrafly have shared a new music video for ‘Companion To Owls’.

The haunting video arrived today (February 25) alongside the release of the duo’s new album ‘Altar of Dreams’, their first in a decade. The record also includes their previously released single, ‘The Voice Of Flowers’.

Directed by Ivanho Harlim and Shysilia Novita, the chilling video for ‘Companion To Owls’ features stop-motion imagery, a masked dancer, a live human statue, mannequin limbs and more, as well as an interlude with ambient sounds.

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Following the release of the album and the video, the duo’s singer April Lee took to Instagram to share more about the song. “I wrote ‘Companion To Owls’ during a very arduous time in the past decade. Subsequently it became such a personal track that we spent years recording and rerecording this to perfection,” she said.

In a previous interview with NME, producer Ricks Ang shared that while he feels “very guilty” about ‘Altar of Dreams’ taking as long as it did to release, he’s relieved that “we finished it at the right time”.

“At world’s end, this album is something that I’m glad to have completed and presented – to those who have been waiting or those who have yet to discover it,” Lee added.

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Aspidistrafly were formed in 2003 and, after self-releasing two EPs, dropped their debut album ‘I Hold A Wish For You’ in 2008. In 2011, they followed up with the sophomore record, ‘A Little Fable’.

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