Hospital Record’s High Contrast takes us on a journey through our childhood memories full of glitchy 8-bit sound filled melodies with his latest video release for the recent single “Spectrum Analyzer.” Just as the name suggests, the video fills our senses with a nostalgic analysis of a technologically imperfect past mashed together with such fluidity that it leaves viewers reminiscing on the sounds and visuals that distinguish the style from modern times.
Lincoln Barret, the man behind High Contrast’s techno-colorful new single, is a significant player in the Drum & Bass music genre. This time ‘round, he tests his highly touted DJing skills with an 8-bit remix of the classic Deathwish 3 tune. You would have to experience the music video for yourself to truly get a grasp (or lack thereof) of what’s going on. But, to attempt to describe it in one summarizing sentence: a psychadelic trip through a past world where series of glitchy wildlife footage morph into 8-bit video game screens accompanied by a bleepy SFX heavy D&B track.
High Contrast’s video is an example of the wonders modern technology can do to creatively re-imagine the past in a remarkable way, both musically and visually.