Xeno & Oaklander
vi/deo
Dais Records
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2021
LP (blue)
26.99
DAISLPC182
Ltd. to 600 copies
Incl. VAT plus shipping / Orders from outside the EU are exempt from VAT
Tracklist
1Infinite Sadness
2Poison
3Afar
4Technicolor
5Television
6Gain
7Movie Star
8Raingarden

East Coast minimal wave institution Xeno & Oaklander’s seventh full-length further distills their iconic noir synth pop into a streamlined suite of gleaming, graceful retrofuturism. Inspired by ideas of synesthesia, scent, star worship, and obsolescent technologies, the duo of Liz Wendelbo and Sean McBride began conceiving the blueprint of Vi/deo while sequestered at their Southern Connecticut home studio during the pandemic. The context of isolation, streaming, and remote dreaming seeped into their chemistry, manifesting as both homage to and meditation on a certain cinematic strain of technicolor fantasy: the screen as stage, distance disguised as intimacy, where tragedy and glamor crossfade into one.