"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.
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
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.