"Track One", the new video from Indonesian avantgarde metallers Kekal, can now be watched below.

The message behind the video as explained by the band: "First off, I am AGAINST all sorts of endorsement towards hierarchies in social life.. But as human, as in animal, I believe that we tend to behave such way, where the more dominant one bullies the less dominant one.. Bullying happens everywhere, across all cultures, ethnicities, and genders, and it happens in many forms and contexts.. On this video, I took a very old public domain footage about an experiment to 3 rats, where in such cases, they developed a hierarchy between the most dominant and the less dominant ones.. The less dominant rat on the experiment did not fighting the more dominant one until the end, but instead it developed a kind of behavior where it no longer wanted to eat the food and to let it consumed by the more dominant one..

The message of this video is all about fighting to get your own right, and to keep fighting until the end.. That is also the message of the song itself: to keep moving and breaking all the barriers.. What depicted on the video should not happen in the context of human's social life.. We are a social animal, where are ways to communicate and interact between each human, and we can exchange expressions and ideas.. And most importantly, human also has a kind of fighting spirit that doesn't seem to appear in other, non-social animals, because we are driven by the so-called motivation as the driving force..

There are many cases in history where the "weak" ones overcame the "strong" ones.. We can even risk our lives to have the victory at the end.. We can fight all the bullies, we can fight the corrupt government even though they seem to be too strong to be fought, and they keep intimidating the less dominant ones.. Those in majority tend to intimidate the minority.. It is true and real, and I must say it now depends whether we are motivated enough to fight it or not, and not letting ourselves to automatically create any thought of "social hierarchy" based on what we perceive in the first place.. If we do so, we're same as rats..

And oh, no animal was hurt during the making of the video.. The entire footage was taken from the old public domain film.."




"Track One" comes off the band's latest album 8, which was released on January 23rd through Whirlwind Records. More album details were previously reported over here.


Source: kekal.org
Band profile: Kekal
 
Posted: 06.04.2011 by ThereIWas



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Et Ermit - 06.04.2011 at 19:35  
They could have add something else appart of the footage to make it more interesting, after all this is a video not a documentary.
shadowdragonfly1 - 07.04.2011 at 00:36  
I'm still confused, this band broke up, the band is memberless. It is now a 1 man project with the past members as guests musically, in production and artwork. And now they also release a video ...
Still great experimentation with the music, i've always likes kekal's highly electronic style
SyndicCalls404 - 07.04.2011 at 03:17  
So much better than the last album that I'm waiting to get this
NocturnalStalker - 07.04.2011 at 07:40  
Written by Et Ermit on 06.04.2011 at 19:35

They could have add something else appart of the footage to make it more interesting, after all this is a video not a documentary.

Well, I think the video is quite entertaining in itself. Or maybe I just have a weird taste.
Et Ermit - 07.04.2011 at 09:01  
Written by SyndicCalls404 on 07.04.2011 at 03:17

So much better than the last album that I'm waiting to get this

Well it's already out just in case

And yes their status it's quite a complicated thing, and the status of the album as well, the album was supposely released on december but there was no notice about... In any case it's all quite confusing about them. With that less peolpe get to listen to their album.

@NocturnalStalker you're free to like the video, but it could have been more elaborated, he's trying to prove a point, but at least it could have been more "interactive" to say it somehow.
NocturnalStalker - 07.04.2011 at 09:41  
@ThereIWas
I have to agree with you on that.

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